Calif. company develops new earthquake system for high-speed rail

09/1/2010 | Engineering News-Record

A new isolated bearing system designed to keep structures stable during earthquakes may have its debut in a Turkish high-speed rail line. The "segmental displaced control isolation system," produced by Calif.-based Earthquake Protection Systems, is going into an Ankara-to-Istanbul bullet train line and could provide some $10 million in savings. The technology is being considered for California's planned high-speed railway, too.

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