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CONTINUOUS STRUCTURAL MONITORING
FOR THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Royal Park Bridge was a set of two structures, a concrete filled arch built in 1921 and a concrete girder built in 1958. An inspection discovered the timber piling in the arch bridge had been severely damaged by marine borers. The arch bridge was closed, but there was concern that if it were to
collapse, it would also destroy the girder bridge. In order to keep the bridge open to traffic while a temporary bridge was being constructed, Structural Integrity Systems monitored the dynamic loading

 

Installation of the Load Transducers

Royal Park Bridge, Palm Beach, Florida

  on the arch structure caused by indirect loading from traffic on the girder bridge, tidal loading, and changes due to temperature fluctuations. During the monitoring period, January 4, 1999, to January 14, 2000, if the programmed parameters of the structure's movement should have acceded acceptable standards, alarms would have been sounded in bridge tender's office and the offices of Structural Integrity Systems, LLC, resulting in the immediate closure of the structures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installation of the solar panel and
box for the On-Board computer, communication
systems, and back-up power supply.

 

 

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Projects

Sundial Bridge   California
Rolling Bascule   Florida
Royal Park Bridge   Florida
South Broadway Overpass   Kansas
US 24 Pottawatomie County   Kansas
Shawnee County Bridge   Kansas
Kemper Arena Construction   Missouri

Please call and talk to us concerning the monitoring of bridges, buildings or other structures.
Thank you for visiting our web site.
 

Monica L. Svaty
Chief Executive Officer

Karl J. Svaty, Jr., PE, SE
President/Manager

316.634.1396
(NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER)

http://www.structuralintegritysys.com

U.S. Patent No. 5,421,204
U.S. Patent No. 5,507,188
Canadian Patent No. 2,163,653

 

all contents of these pages 1996 Structural Integrity Systems L.L.C. 5.96

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