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ChatGPT | Maryland officials release timeline, cost estimate, for rebuilding bridge, 2 May: "Maryland plans to rebuild the Francis Scott Key Bridge in just over four years at an estimated cost between $1.7 billion and $1.9 billion"

dezeen | Carlo Ratti Associati proposes replacement for collapsed Baltimore bridge, 7 May AI-enabled CBAM

...In contrast to a cable-stayed bridge, the former Key Bridge was a steel arch continuous through truss bridge, an option that while strong, can be expensive and time-consuming to construct. This means it's more material-efficient and ultimately sustainable, according to the team.

"In terms of sustainability, Baltimore's cable-stayed design is one of the most material-efficient ways to build at the proposed span, minimizing the project's embodied carbon," said the [Carlo Ratti Associati] team.
It would also include integrated "smart features" that build upon Ratti's Good Vibrations research as a professor at MIT—which included capturing vibration data from smartphones placed in vehicles crossing the Golden Gate Bridge....

ChatGPT baltimoresun | Congress hasn't approved 100% funding of Key Bridge replacement, 6 June: "some have expressed sticker shock. Key Bridge handled 34,000 vehicles a day. Its absence has resulted in an 18% traffic increase and added to delays through the two harbor tunnels"

Marylandreporter | [Maryland General Assembly] imposes 338 new or increased taxes and fees, 9 June: "the 2025 Legislative Session seems very far away, but Maryland still has a significant challenge as spending is projected to outpace our revenue and large budget deficits loom"

wypr | Maryland transportation officials provide update on Key Bridge reconstruction 12 June

the MDTA said it will rebuild to current standards....Asked about reconstructing the bridge to future standards, Brian Wolfe, a principal engineer and MDTA's Director of Project Development said that is a consideration.
"Throughout the process, MDTA in cooperation with our progressive design builder will evaluate input. We welcome comments and questions and suggestions throughout the project and development," Wolfe said.
by Cat on Thu Jun 13th, 2024 at 02:14:15 PM EST
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