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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-09-040    Date:  May 2014
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-09-040
Date: May 2014


State of The Practice and Art for Structural Health Monitoring of Bridge Substructures


  1. Clark, R. and Feldman, A. (2002). Continued Monitoring of Pier EA-31, West Seattle Freeway Bridge, Seattle, Washington, Order No. DTFH61-02-P-00197, Seattle, WA.
  2. Arms, S., Galbreath, J., Newhard, A., and Townsend, C. (2004). Remotely Programmable Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring, Structural Materials Technology (SMT): NDE/NDT for Highways and Bridges, Buffalo, NY.
  3. Susoy, M., Zaurin, R., and Catbas, F. (2006). Development of a Structural Health Monitoring Framework for the Movable Bridges in Florida, Submitted for Transportation and Research Board’s 86th Meeting, Washington, DC.
  4. Watters, D., Jayaweera, P., Bahr, A., and Huestis, D. (2001). Design and Performance of Wireless Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.
  5. Udd, E., Schulz, W., Seim, J., Laylor, M., Soltesz, S., and Inaudi, D. (2000). Single and Multi-Axis Fiber Grating Strain Sensor Systems for Bridge Monitoring, Conference on Trends in Optical Non-Destructive Testing, Lugano, Switzerland.
  6. Hemphill, D. (2004). Structural Health Monitoring System for the East 12th Street Bridge, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
  7. Weyl, L. (2005). Developing a Web-Based Management System for the Indian River Inlet Monitoring Plan, Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Bridge Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.
  8. Google Maps. (2008). Map of voided shaft testing site. Data date: 2008, Generated by: Gray Mullins via Google Maps online, obtained from: http://maps.google.com/. Generated June 5, 2008.
  9. Minnesota Department of Transportation. I-35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge, St. Paul, MN. Obtained from: http://projects.dot.state.mn.us/35wbridge/index.html