Tag Archives: Bridges

Researchers repurpose wind turbine blades as footbridge structure elements


A transatlantic research network is finding ways to repurpose decommissioned wind turbine blades as footbridges.

As the government scales up wind farm development, the challenge of disposing of turbine blades when they reach the end of their lives is gaining urgency. Turbine blades are primarily made of glass fibre reinforced polymer…

Mobile phones could soon monitor bridge structural health


People travelling in vehicles with their smartphones could provide bridge owners with valuable, low cost data to monitor the structural health of their assets.

Challenges arise in managing structures and infrastructure because there are knowledge gaps, says United States Military Academy (West Point) assistant professor of civil and mechanical engineering…