AE0510 Bridge structural monitoring

Dimetix made history in 2010 by collaborating with Applied Geomechanics, Inc., to develop a system to monitor the lift and placement of steel bridge truss sections on the Huey P. Long Bridge over the Mississippi River in New Orleans.

The project involved transportation by river barge, the lifting and placement of the pre-assembled bridge truss spans to reduce stress on the bridge and minimize interruption of traffic. Ten DLS-C laser distance sensors were lifted aboard the 2,700 ton trusses and were used in conjunction with specially fabricated targets and software developed to monitor beam deflection during the day-long lift.