The critical deterioration of transportation infrastructure across the continent, including highways and bridges, has driven the search for new methods of concrete rehabilitation and repair. Researchers at University of Toronto's Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) are experimenting with a "smart" structure on the Leslie Street bridge in northern Toronto. The project, involves lining the bridge's columns with fiber optic sensors and wrapping them with advanced composite materials -- light-weight synthetic that covers the structure like plastic sandwich wrap.
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ECT Team, Purdue, "Smart Structures for Bridges" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 208.