EVALUATION OF AN ICE DETECTION/PREDICTION SYSTEM AT THE GRAND RIVER BRIDGE, HWY 401

This report describes the results of trials of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation state-of-the-art ice prediction/detection system. The installation is a computer-based system which provides information about bridge deck and highway surface conditions. The Ministry conducted two winter trials in the Kitchener district to assess the usefulness of a video camera for remote monitoring of bridge deck conditions. The report also evaluates the cost effectiveness of the Ministry system, based on its ability to detect potentially hazardous icing conditions in time to carry out road salting operations, thereby avoiding costly road accidents.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ontario Ministry of Transportation

    Research and Development Branch, 1201 Wilson Avenue
    Downsview, Ontario  Canada  M3M 1J8
  • Authors:
    • Masliwec, T
    • Leung, T
    • Jewer, F
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720942
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1996 12:00AM