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What is Structural health monitoring (SHM)

Structural health monitoring (SHM) Civil infrastructures such as bridges, viaducts, buildings, dams etc. are valuable national assets that must be maintained to ensure public safety. In a modern society, these structures facilitate our transportation networks, industrial activities, and everyday life. Currently, most of these infrastructures especially bridges, are either reaching their design…
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The Circular Laguna Garzon Bridge in Uruguay

When building bridges, engineers and architects don’t always look for the shortest possible crossing. The new ring-shaped bridge across Laguna Garzon in Uruguay\’s southern coast is such an example. The concrete structure consist of two semi-circular bridges, joined at either end to create a ring, and was built to replace a raft crossing between the cities of Rocha and Maldonado. On the…
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