Researchers from Scotland and the USA are seeking to harvest the energy that is generated when bridges vibrate and use it to power sensors.
Researchers at the University of Canterbury (UC) in New Zealand have developed a design of bridge that they claim would yield little to no damage if hit by a strong earthquake.
New research from the University of Georgia (UGA) suggests that bridge owners can save money and extend the life of their bridges by taking a fresh approach to how they prioritise maintenance.
A university in Illinois, USA, has secured funding for a four-year research project aimed at reducing the incidence of scour at bridges.
A team from the University of Minnesota has made recommendations for bridge instrumentation after reviewing 10 years of data from the structure that replaced the collapsed I-35W bridge.
Asking readers to name the innovation that they believed had had the most impact on the bridge industry in the last 25 years was always going to lead to a variety of responses — but there was a clear winner.
A bridge prototype in the Netherlands has proved that it is possible to build a circular bridge with only 1% material wastage. Proposals are now being invited for research and development to take this further, reports Helena Russell
A study of efforts undertaken 20 years ago to mitigate corrosion of a reinforced concrete highway bridge has given researchers insights into the long-term effectiveness of different measures.
Researchers at ETH Zurich are aiming to create ‘living’ structures that can monitor their condition and repair themselves.
Researchers from the University of Technology Sydney in Australia have developed an application using ground anchors to protect bridges against earthquakes.
A Dutch-US research team is exploring the idea of creating a dynamic ‘bridge’ made from autonomous boats as a means of ferrying people across an Amsterdam waterway.
Analysis using a new high-definition satellite radar system has indicated that the Morandi Bridge in Italy showed signs of warping in the months prior to last year’s collapse.
A research study carried out by two US universities has found that magnesium chloride deicers may be causing more hidden damage to bridges than previously thought.
Up to 2,000 vibration-powered sensors are to be installed on the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan, USA, following successful testing of 20 prototypes.
A partnership between Scotland’s Heriot-Watt University and rail industry body RSSB plans to develop a robotic system to facilitate closer inspection of the arches of railway bridges.
Newly identified bridge forms could enable significantly longer bridge spans to be achieved in the future, according to a paper published this week.
The Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA) has published the results of the research, development and testing of a new bridge system designed by its members and partners.
The University of Maine’s rapidly deployable bridge system has passed strength-testing to the US national standard for highway loading.
Innovate UK is providing funding for a new research project that aims to develop a new structural health predictive modelling system to extend the lives of bridges.
The US government’s Federal Highway Administration has awarded a US$50 million contract for a project designed to improve the understanding of how bridges deteriorate over time.
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