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Department of Civil Engineering
CIVL 1101 - Interesting Information about Civil Engineering
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Barry LePatner, author of the book “Too Big To Fall: America's Failing Infrastructure and The Way Forward” has a website called “Save Our Bridges” where he identifies nearly 8,000 bridges that have been deemed both “structurally deficient” (which means there are elements of the bridge that need to be monitored and/or repaired) and “fracture critical” (which means there is no redundancy in the structure if a member does fail). There’s only 1 bridge in the entire state of Tennessee and that’s the I-55 bridge over the Mississippi.


Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations - 2020 Report


Below are links to other sources of information about the practice of civil engineering.



This website was originally developed by Charles Camp for CIVL 1101.
This site is Maintained by the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Memphis.
Your comments and questions are welcomed.

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Department of Civil Engineering| 104 Engineering Science Bldg. |Memphis, TN 38152 | Phone: 901/678-2746 | Fax: 901/678-3026 | Last updated: 11/12/2021