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How Real-Time Bridge Monitoring Sensors Work to Detect Structural Defects

Along with flying cars and instantaneous teleportation, smart bridges, roads and subway lines that can send out warnings when they’re damaged are staples of futuristic transportation systems in science fiction. U.S.-based Sandia National Laboratories has worked with Structural Monitoring Systems, …

Oklahoma Focused on Replacing Obsolete, Deficient Bridges

The Oklahoma Transportation Commission has decided that an 80-year-old bridge over a creek in Guthrie will be replaced as part of a continued effort to decrease the number of obsolete bridges in the state. In 2004, 17 percent of the …

Study: Arkansas Roads, Bridges Need $750M in Repairs

The aging transportation infrastructure in Arkansas needs $750 million to make critical repairs, according to a recent study that identified bridges in danger of collapse and once-paved roads that have been reduced to gravel paths. County judges, legislators and advocacy …

Arkansas: 156 Bridges Deficient, Fracture Critical

Twenty state-owned bridges that carry upward of 100,000 vehicles daily are among 156 Arkansas spans that inspectors consider both structurally deficient and at risk for a catastrophe should a key component fail, according to records in the National Bridge Inventory. …

Number of Poor State Bridges Dropping in Oklahoma

A new study shows Oklahoma ranks among the worst states in the nation for its total number of structurally deficient bridges, but Oklahoma transportation officials said that the number of such bridges on the state highway system has been dramatically …