Yeongjong & Banghwa Bridges - South Korea
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The Yeongjong and Banghwa Bridges are part of the Incheon International Airport Expressway in South Korea. Yeongjong Bridge is a double-deck, self-anchored suspension bridge that has a high-speed railway on the lower deck; it measures 4,420 m. Banghwa Bridge is mostly a girder bridge with an arch truss; it crosses the Han River and measures over 2.5 km in length. Both bridges were completed in 2000. They employ a monitoring system to oversee traffic, structural integrity, weather conditions, seismic conditions, etc – things that would affect the usability of the bridges and the safety of the users.
Our Partner in South Korea, EJtech Co. Ltd. (www.ejtech.net), has successfully delivered projects for its clients since it was founded in 1994. EJtech specialises in soft-ground monitoring, structional behavior monitoring, civil engineering, ground investigation, geotomography, measurement automation and network systems, among others.
They also added 159 instruments that were new technology, including PZT sensors, eddy current sensors, a snowfall meter, corrosion sensors, hygrometers, cable band bolt tension meter, BWIM, and GNSS — marking the first time Global Navigation Satellite System was used in Korea.
The system was rebuilt using the operation guidance of special facility monitoring system of Korea Facility Safety Corporation. The monitoring system comprises four different screens that show 1) separate on-going management, 2) disaster management, 3) configuration management, and 4) damage management systems for efficient integrated management.
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