Sydney's Harbour Bridge gets sensor tech

Sydney's Harbour Bridge gets sensor tech

Summary: The Road and Maritime Services and National ICT Australia (NICTA) have teamed up to monitor the structural integrity of Australia's most-famous landmark.

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  • Harbour Bridge

    (Credit: NICTA)

    The sensor technology was developed  to continuously monitor the structural integrity of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

  • NICTA sensor

    (Credit: NICTA)

    The sensors were placed under the bus lanes that run along the bridge. They were then activated to detect movements in the concrete deck.

  • NICTA sensor

    (Credit: NICTA)

    NICTA gathers the data from all of the sensors on the Harbour Bridge. Any concrete movements that are considered abnormal, not caused by the regular movement of traffic along the bridge, are reported back to base.

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