Smart Technology as Applied to Bridges

Report No: 94-R8

Published in 1993

About the report:

A smart bridge is one that senses some significant condition of its environment or behavior and then automatically reacts to that condition. This report presents an overview of the subject, describing how emerging technologies are making it possible for bridges to be smart in a variety of ways. Special attention is paid to sensors, materials, and control systems, the applications of which are important for smart bridges.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


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William Zuk

Last updated: December 23, 2023

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