November's top stories: Goethals Bridge replacement, Russian toll project
US announces $474m loan for major bridge replacement project, US FHWA and Solidia Technologies plan to develop a new highway construction material and a nationwide tolling system project is set to be launched in Russia, Roadtraffic-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from November 2013.
The world's longest suspension bridges
China has built five of the 10 longest suspension bridges in the world, including the Xihoumen bridge, second only to Japan's Akashi-Kaikyo suspension bridge, which holds the record of being the world's longest. Roadtraffic-technology.com lists the world's 10 longest suspension bridges.
The world's longest highways
The majority of the world's 10 longest highways are located in the US, including the world's longest - the Pan American Highway - which spans a whopping 48,000km. Roadtraffic-technology.com lists the 10 longest highways in the world by total length.
October's top stories: Philippines' Skyway Project, UK's internet connected road
Philippines approves Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 Project, Oklahoma's $6bn eight-year bridge and highway improvement plan receives approval, while the A14 highway will become the UK's first internet connected road. Roadtraffic-technology.com wraps the headlines from October 2013.
The 10 longest suspension bridges in the US
Suspension bridges exemplify engineering innovation and the US has witnessed drastic developments in this area since the award of the first patent to build a bridge suspended on iron rods in 1808. Othmar H. Ammann, a famous Swiss-American structural engineer, designed four of the 10 longest suspension bridges in the US. Roadtraffic-technology.com profiles the 10 longest suspension bridges in the US, based on main span length.