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Remote System for Monitoring Steel Bridges Recommended for DoD Use

Concurrent Technologies Corporation Managed the Project that Developed this Novel Technology

Among the technologies developed in this project is a camera system that allows for remote viewing with pan and zoom capabilities. The system provides views of both the length of the structure and the main navigation channel.

Johnstown, PA October 22, 2018

The results of a project managed by Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) have been published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL).

The project created the world’s first state-of-the-art structural health monitoring (SHM) system for steel truss bridges. The system is recommended for implementation on bridges critical for Department of Defense (DoD) use.

The SHM system monitors corrosion using several types of sensors and monitoring systems that transmit data and alerts via web-connected computers. Not only can the system remotely monitor bridges’ structural integrity, it can deliver advanced warning of a growing structural problem, providing the ability to repair it before catastrophic failure.

CTC was the project manager for this effort, which was funded by ERDC-CERL and the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense (through the U.S. DoD Corrosion Prevention Control Program). The CTC team included O’Donnell Consulting Engineers and Chandler Monitoring Systems, Inc.

The ERDC-CERL final report can be found here.

For information about CTC’s work in advanced engineering and manufacturing, click here.
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