Industry news roundup

Published: 08/03/2017

An update on last month's industry news.

In bridge news, NCE (subscription required) takes a look at France's project to build a viaduct around the northern tip of Reunion Island, while a structural revierw of 1500 Australian bridges has been ordered after a tram and cycleway overpass in Adelaide is closed (NCE, subscription required). A South Korean consortium has won a contract to build a new Dardanelles Bridge (Nikkei Asian Review) and The Sunderland Echo posts a timelapse video of the new Wear Crossing pylon raising.

Asia Times suggests that President Donald Trump will need Japanese and Chinese expertise to realise his dreams of rejuvenated American infrastructure. Trump's plan has sparked a number of new articles on the topic, including the New York Magazine's feature on a possible new Hudson River Tunnel, while Curbed.com looks at America's 10 worst urban highways and Wired examines how changeable weather threatens California's "ancient" infrastructure.

In UK news, a wall collapse stops trains in and out of Liverpool Lime Street Station (BBC), BSi revises the national standard for engineering drawings and the Sunday Post looks at the Queensferry Crossing "in numbers". Meanwhile British construction defies Brexit worries and posts a strong end to 2016 (Guardian)  - although Paris plans seven new skyscrapers for its La Defense district to woo business from post-Brexit London (Dezeen).

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