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Smarter, Safer Bridges With Sensors

Along with flying cars and instantaneous teleportation, smart bridges, roads and subway lines that can send out warnings when they’re damaged are staples of futuristic transportation systems in science fiction. Sandia National Laboratories has worked with Structural Monitoring Systems PLC, …

Officials Implement Policy Change After 2017 Georgia Bridge Collapse

The kind of materials that fed a fire below a metro Atlanta, Ga., highway overpass which collapsed last year will no longer be stored under state bridges, officials said. The Georgia Department of Transportation has officially declared that “only non-combustible …

Mississippi Governor Orders 83 Deficient Bridges Closed

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday ordered the Mississippi Department of Transportation to immediately close 83 locally maintained bridges that the federal government says are in bad shape. “These bridges have been deemed unsafe for the traveling public,” Bryant said …

Florida College Gets Grant to Develop Unmanned Marine Vehicles for Bridge Inspections

The task of inspecting and maintaining Florida’s extensive network of approximately 11,450 bridges is arduous, especially since so many of the state’s bridges span rivers, canals and saltwater areas. Researchers in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Florida …

Quakes Spur Oklahoma Road and Bridge Inspections

The recent spate of strong earthquakes in central Oklahoma hasn’t caused any significant damage to bridges and roads, according to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The agency said ODOT crews inspect bridges in a five- to 10-mile radius from the …