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A New Sensor System Would Flag Structural Weaknesses before Bridges and Stadiums Collapse

February 23, 2014 - in Bridges, Facility Management, Projects, Sensors

NJIT will be part of an international team of engineers from universities in the U.S., Canada, and Qatar developing a novel system to detect the onset of structural damage on bridges, stadiums and other large public infrastructure. With a grant of just over…

Canada Infrastructure Budget Favors Parks and Bridges

February 12, 2014 - in Bridges, Construction

The federal budget has money for national parks and a few ongoing transportation projects, but municipalities eager to tap into a $14-billion federal…

Drones Inspect One of the Longest Bridges in Germany

November 14, 2013 - in Bridges, Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

Drones can go places convectional devices can’t. It is deployed when an inspection or operation is too dangerous for humans to carry out. What we are…

Minnesota Trials Infrared Camera to Inspect Bridges

September 3, 2013 - in Bridges, Maintenance, Projects, Transportation

Over the last several years, MnDOT has been participating in a national pooled-fund study on using infrared cameras to spot subsurface damage on bridge decks. These damaged areas just below the deck surface are called “delaminations,” and they’re what…

New Jersey Compiles a Map of Defective Bridges

May 8, 2013 - in Bridges, Projects, Transportation

One in four New Jersey bridges is in poor condition or inadequate to handle modern traffic loads, according to an analysis of National Bridge Inventory data. Of almost 6,600 bridges included in the 2012 inventory, 9.3 percent were rated structurally deficient,…

StreetMapper Bridges the Highways Survey Gap

November 14, 2012 - in Bridges, Corporate, Transportation

Survey technology company Terrametrix is using StreetMapper, the world’s most accurate mobile mapping system, to survey more than 7,000 bridges in California. Consulting to Caltrans, the California Department of Transportation, Terrametrix is collecting…