Weight restrictions on more than 60,000 bridges in the USA limit the movement of large freight and emergency vehicles. THMPER (Targeted Hits for Modal Parameter Estimation and Rating) is a new, innovative, cost-effective technology that determines a bridge’s dynamic signature, enabling restrictions on some bridges to be slackened, easing traffic flow. The system won the 2017 Charles Pankow Award for Innovation.
New technology helps to lift unnecessary weight restrictions on bridges0
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