During the most dangerous heat wave last weekend. Some roads in the Pacific Northwest have deflections. Workers take risks in the emergence to reassemble the cracked concrete and asphalt ramps. The steel drawbridge was doused with water to ensure it would not swell under the oppressive heat.
The heat dome that sits above the slotxo region is a brutal test of road stress. Some were unable to withstand record-breaking temperatures for days. That's what happened before in Washington, Wisconsin, South Dakota and other extreme heatwave locations.
“Can you design something to run at extremely hot temperatures? That's not a problem,” said Steve Muench, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Washington. The problem is that current heat goes against engineering expectations. Solving bigger problems would require engineering, planning, and all of the public willpower.