Monitoring Stresses on the I-35W Bridge

Engineering

MSI PI Lauren Linderman (assistant professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering) was interviewed recently about a project to monitor the I-35W bridge. The bridge, which replaced the one that collapsed 11 years ago last week, contains numerous sensors that provide data to researchers studying how the bridge is responding to stresses, with a goal of making bridges safer.

The interview appears on the Fox 9 website: Hundreds of sensors give U of M officials valuable data about the 35W bridge.

Professor Linderman uses MSI for a project to develop an advanced sensor system that could monitor vertical displacement of bridge structures. She received an NSF CAREER award earlier this year.