viaducts are usually utilized for roads or railway. Viaduct SHM includes the geotechnical monitoring of their foundations and the structural monitoring of the main concrete parts. SHM for viaducts is very important to grant the safety of the users of the infrastructures.

What is viaducts monitoring? A viaduct is a type of bridge that is made up of a series of small spans, typically supported by piers or columns. They are often used to connect different levels of a city or to link separate sections of a transportation network. Various types of instruments are used in viaduct […]

Truss metal bridges

truss metal bridge usually need a monitoring system to control the stability of the pile foundations, the thermal expansions of the metal parts and strain and stresses generated.

What is truss metal bridges monitoring? Truss metal bridge is a type of bridge that uses a series of interconnected triangles to support the bridge deck and transfer loads to the abutments or piers. The truss is a framework of metal bars or tubes that are arranged in a series of triangles, which are known […]

Arch bridges

arch bridges was a common construction technology in the past. It is important to monitor this kind of structure to control the safety of the structure and so the safety of the users of the bridge. The SHM on arch bride usually involves tilt meters and hidraulic settlement guages.

What is arch bridges monitoring? Arch bridges are structures that rely on the strength and stability of their arches to support the bridge deck and transfer loads to the abutments or piers. Arch bridge monitoring involves both geotechnical and structural monitoring to ensure the safety and long-term performance of the bridge. Geotechnical monitoring of an […]

Cable-stayed bridges

this picture shows the De Gasperi Bridge in Parma, Italy. This is a cable-stayed bridge that was monitored with displacement transducers, load cells, temperature gauges, tilt meters, accelerometers and autometic data acquisition system.

What is cable-stayed bridges monitoring? Cable-stayed bridges are complex structures that consist of a deck supported by cables that are anchored to one or more towers. These cables are under significant tension and are critical components of the bridge’s structural integrity. Structural monitoring of cable-stayed bridges involves the measurement of various parameters such as the […]