AUTC project number: 309036
Yongtao Dong (UAF)
Many U.S. bridges were built during the 1960s. Evaluating the structural condition of these bridges under today's traffic loads and safety expectations is difficult. This project is developing a practical program for structural health monitoring of Alaska's bridges. Researchers are conducting a literature review to summarize the current knowledge available in SHM technology, surveying ADOT&PF staff to determine which technologies are currently in use, and making recommendations on what techniques should be pursued to implement a successful SHM suitable for cold regions.