A new bridge over the Rio Puerco river, west of Albuquerque will be the first of its kind in the nation with built-in fiber-optic sensors to monitor stress in the bridge's girders. Known as "smart bridge" technology, the self-monitoring system offers many advantages over methods that rely largely on visual inspections.
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bridge, sensor, optic, precase, monitoring, construction
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "Fiber Optic Sensor : Monitoring Precast Beams" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 209.