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Scientists developed a method of using cameras and AI to monitor the condition of bridges

January 4, 2020

The world works using its infrastructure, which is in a constant need of repair and maintenance. You may…
Biodegradable bridges

January 3, 2020

Researchers are looking into new materials to lay the foundations for living structures that respond to their environment.…
Predicting the impact of climate change on bridge safety

November 29, 2019

Climate change will ultimately affect our bridges. But to what extent? That is the question addressed by NSF-funded research conducted…
Robots could inspect bridges cheaper and more accurately

July 18, 2019

Safety is incredibly important when it comes to infrastructure. Even small defects can cause damages amounting to millions…
New Method Can Spot Failing Infrastructure from Space

July 9, 2019

We rely on bridges to connect us to other places, and we trust that they’re safe. While many…
Making sense of bridges loaded with sensors

October 23, 2017

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has a few iconic landmarks: the statue of Abraham Lincoln in front of Bascom…
How acoustics can be an early warning system for bridges

August 10, 2017

Jinying Zhu’s emerging technology is on the ball, off the chain and poised to make bridges safe by…
New approach improves ability to predict metals’ reactions with water

June 19, 2017

The wide reach of corrosion, a multitrillion-dollar global problem, may someday be narrowed considerably thanks to a new,…
Ants filmed building moving bridges from their live bodies

November 24, 2015

An international team of researchers has discovered bridges built by ants with their bodies can move from the…
MX3D to Build Amsterdam’s First 3D-Printed Water Bridge

June 16, 2015

The research and development company MX3D, which specializes in cutting-edge robotic 3D printing technology, has announced its plans…
Satellites make a load of difference to bridge safety

May 19, 2015

When extreme weather comes our way, realtime information from space can help us to decide if closing a…
Magnifying vibrations in bridges and buildings

April 23, 2015

To the naked eye, buildings and bridges appear fixed in place, unmoved by forces like wind and rain.…
Concrete solutions to aging bridges

February 23, 2015

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), this state leads the nation in the number of bridges…
70-foot-long, 52-ton concrete bridge survives series of simulated earthquakes

July 17, 2014

A 70-foot-long, 52-ton concrete bridge survived a series of 10 earthquakes in the first multiple-shake-table experiment in the…
New bridge design improves earthquake resistance, reduces damage and speeds construction

July 4, 2014

Researchers have developed a new design for the framework of columns and beams that support bridges, called “bents,”…
Risk modeling for bridges simulates multihazard scenarios

February 12, 2014

Flood and earthquake. Either one of these natural hazards, if severe enough, can topple a highway bridge. Accordingly,…
Strong, elastic ‘smart materials’ aid design of earthquake-resistant bridges

August 29, 2013

Bridges are a main component of the transportation infrastructure as we know it today. There are no less…
Researchers tackle collapsing bridges with new technology

May 3, 2013

An international group of researchers propose a new technology that could divert vibrations away from load-bearing elements of…
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