A comprehensive survey on remote bridge monitoring is reported. This includes information on the state of the art techniques employed and details of the various sensors used to monitor different parameters such as strain, deflection, corrosion, inclination and scour. The details of various bridges in Rhode Island are reviewed and typical service problems of interest for remote monitoring are identified. These include post-tension monitoring and monitoring of strain levels at diaphragm connections and cover plate welds for assessing fatigue crack susceptibility. Appropriate sensor type, configuration and monitoring schemes are suggested for these issues. Finally some recommendations based on forethought are suggested for remote monitoring and inspection of the newly proposed Providence River Bridge.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Date on cover: June 2003.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Rhode Island, Kingston

    Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
    Kingston, RI  United States  02881

    Rhode Island Department of Transportation

    State Office Building, 2 Capitol Hill
    Providence, RI  United States  02903

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Parameswaran, V N
    • Shukla, A
    • McEwen, E
  • Publication Date: 2003-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00962165
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RIDOT-RTD-03-4
  • Contract Numbers: SPR-227-2249
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2003 12:00AM