A New Method of Rapid Rail Bridge Replacement

(Image courtesy of Engineered Rigging.) Bridges are a beautiful example of structural engineering and essential pieces of infrastructure. When a bridge needs repairs, it can take significant amounts of time, effort and capital to complete, all while impeding commerce and increasing travel times. In an effort to bypass some of these limitations, Engineered Rigging has […]

Tokyo’s Incredible Underground Flood Defence Systems

The Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel (首都圏外郭放水路 shutoken gaikaku hōsuiro?), is an underground water infrastructure project in Kasukabe, Saitama, Japan. It is the world’s largest underground flood water diversion facility, built to mitigate overflowing of the city’s major waterways and rivers during rain and typhoon seasons. It is located between Showa in Tokyo and Kasukabe […]