Researchers study "smart bridge" technology

06/18/2009 | ScientificAmerican.com

A $19 million project to develop bridge sensing skins or carbon nanotubes is under way, funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Michigan Department of Transportation. The idea is to build next-generation monitoring systems for bridges. Both methods being explored provide a continuous map of the bridge's health, as opposed to individual sensors, which can miss cracks.

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