Sensors used to collect bridge data

11/29/2010 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

The Chicago Transit Authority has started to use an automated system that analyzes and collects data to monitor reinforced-concrete structures on the Red Line. Researchers from Northwestern University attached sensors on the Devon-Sheridan Bridge that measure how much the structure bends when trains pass over it. The system will provide warnings if the bridge's safety is compromised and give an accurate indication of how much life is left in the structure.

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