Infrastructure Technology Institute
ITI is excited to announce that a story featuring ITI's work on the structural health monitoring the Chicago Transit Authority's Devon-Sheridan viaduct under the SAFETEA-LU grant will air on the Big Ten Network program News@Northwestern (In Evanston: Comcast channel 64). The program is set to air on Friday April 27, 2012 at 10:30 AM CDT. It will also be available on YouTube in mid-May and will be posted on the ITI web site.
In late 2009, the CTA enlisted the help of ITI to design a prototype continuous autonomous remote structural health monitoring system for the Devon-Sheridan viaduct. The goal of the research project is to evaluate the load bearing performance of shoring system that the CTA installed to extend the life of the bridge. This preventative effort gives CTA time to assemble and allocate limited financial resources for bridge replacement if it is deemed necessary. More information on this project is available on the ITI Web site.