Wazirabad Signature Bridge in good hands with a mageba Structural Health Monitoring System
A new cable stayed bridge is currently under construction across the Yamuna River in Wazirabad, Delhi. Its dramatic inclined steel pylon, at 154 metres high, and elegant stay cable design, will make it a particularly attractive addition to the Wazirabad skyline. As well as its pleasing aesthetic impact, the shape of the pylon enables it to provide, to a substantial extent, the stress balance required to support the deck. The construction of this remarkable structure is being supported by the real-time data provided by a mageba ROBO®CONTROL structural health monitoring (SHM) system, and when the bridge is in use, the same system will support maintenance activities and provide constant safety monitoring.
The monitoring system, in accordance with specifications written by the client's consultant and tendered internationally, consists of more than 100 measuring points with data management and display facilities. The installation of the system is taking place in parallel with the bridge construction process, with its completion and commissioning scheduled for 2015.
In particular, the system is designed to monitor the effects of weather, earthquakes and other environmental influences, and to detect and report any damage that may occur. The precisely measured data is made available to the bridge's engineers in real time, via a user-friendly interface, greatly improving the efficiency of monitoring work compared to manual methods.