Bridge Crossing Simulator

  • Simulates the crossing loads on a bridge system in a controlled testing environment
  • Uses a system of hydraulic actuators and loading fixtures to simulate the rolling load applied by a moving vehicle, instead of using actual vehicles to cross the bridge thousands of times
  • Will accommodate bridges up to 42 meters long and is easily adaptable to accommodate unanticipated bridge designs of the future
  • This system is a tool for conducting durability tests at a huge cost savings; thus enabling the collection of more engineering and statistical data than previously possible on the factors that impact bridge life the most
  • Supplements the full spectrum of required bridge testing by providing an economic means of establishing and evaluating the durability of portable bridges