Bridges have many dynamic parameters that influence degradation and hence reliability and availability of the object. Although bridges are well designed, the intensity by which bridges are used increases beyond original design. Measurement of actual load and bridge behavior must give more insight as to the status of the bridge condition.
UVS ERL / EVDL measurements provided a complete perspective on bridge the condition, integrated measurements and modeling from weather, vibration, bending, alignment, tension and temperature.
The measurement configuration has been applied without obstruction of the existing construction and controls. Initially the measurements are applies wirelessly and powered via solarpanels.
Due to the measurements a reliable 3x times longer maintenance interval could be determined. Furthermore the relationship between bridge usage and degradation could be determined and appropriate action have been taken.