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Getting Around: High-tech sensors help spot potentially fatal bridge problems

Oct 17, 2010 6:58:00 PM - chicagotribune.com
Fiber optic threads can monitor bridges for soil erosion, strain and vibration

The highway bridge over Salt Creek in Elmhurst is arguably the safest water crossing in Illinois. It should be, because it has been monitored for trouble more than any other bridge in the state.

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