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5 years after I-35 collapse, big leap in bridge sensors


Five years after the deadly I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, advances in sensors are making warning systems more affordable and practical.

“We no longer need to roll the dice when it comes to the structural integrity of the nation’s highway bridges,” says engineer Mehdi Kalantari of the University of Maryland. “Technical advances in wireless sensors make real-time monitoring both affordable and practical.”

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