Innovative Bridge

Testing took place in December 2008 on research evaluating whether materials such as Nickel-Titanium alloys, polyvinyl fibers mixed with cement, and rubber materials in bridge columns can be used to prevent damage and avoid bridge closure even when there is a strong earthquake.

Data and documentation

Media coverage

The testing of our bridge with advanced materials received significant media coverage from publications across the U.S. and around the globe, including NPR and OneIndia. Samples of the media coverage include the following articles:

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