WaPo: UC engineer talks about future of Brent Spence Bridge
UC's G.A. Rassati says drivers can trust bridge safety when span reopens
The Washington Post talked to a University of Cincinnati engineer about the future of Cincinnati's Brent Spence Bridge, which was closed to traffic after a fiery crash on Veteran's Day.
The closure of the busy span over the Ohio River created a traffic crisis in both Kentucky and Ohio. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced the span will reopen by year's end once repairs are made.
UC College of Engineering and Applied Science associate professor Gian Andrea Rassati said the bridge is functionally obsolete because its design does not meet modern standards.
Rassati teaches in UC's Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management.
"A bridge today would not have narrow lanes and shoulders on each side," Rassati told The Post.
Replacing the bridge has been a contentious subject for more than a decade. The bridge is considered one of the top-10 traffic chokepoints in the United States, according to the American Transportation Research Institute.
Featured image at top: UC's Engineering Research Center. Photo/Lisa Britton/UC Creative + Brand
WLWT: COVID-19 patients total 170 at local hospitals, not a...
May 11, 2021
Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the UC College of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases, was cited as a source in a story broadcast by WLWT-TV on a recent report showing that of the 170 COVID-19 patients in local hospitals, none had received one of the vaccines for the virus.
Cincinnati ranked top city for recent college graduates
May 11, 2021
For the third year in a row, Cincinnati tops a list of best cities for new college graduates based on affordability, jobs and fun.
WKRC: What’s happening in health
May 10, 2021
UC reseracher Ashley Merianos speaks to the increased urgent care and emergency visits for children exposed to tobacco smoke.