Smart timber bridges for in-situ evaluation

Xiaobin Le, Jim Kainz, M. L. Peterson, Eric N. Landis

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It has become well known that the roadway infrastructure in the United States has been deteriorating over the past 20 years. Recently, the Federal Highway Administration has listed nearly 50 percent of the countries bridges as either structural deficient or functionally obsolete. In this group, approximately 75 percent are located on rural or secondary roads and are in the small to medium span range. In order to prioritize the structures in most need of repair or replacement, inspection methods need to be introduced that will take into account all types of bridges including those constructed of concrete, steel and timber.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-13
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1998
EventNondestructive Evaluation of Materials and Composites II - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Mar 31 1998Apr 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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