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Nondestructive Testing: The key to bridge longevity

November 02, 2022

By Sreenivas Alampalli

Published in Civil + Structural Engineer magazine, learn how proactive evaluation methods can help extend the life and safety of aging bridges

The unfortunate reality of time is that all things age. Hopefully with age comes wisdom, and with wisdom comes the decision of making healthy choices that increase longevity and functionality. If you go for an annual physical and the doctor declares that you are healthy without checking your vitals, you might be a little thrown off. As we get older, recurring blood tests and other diagnostics are critical to finding concerns early so that proper corrective measures can be taken immediately to maintain your health. Similarly, regular health examinations of infrastructure, especially bridges, are vital to ensure a long and healthy lifespan.

Sreenivas Alampalli, Senior Principal at Stantec co-authored this article with Marybeth Miceli from the American Society for Nondestructive Testing. 

Read the full article in Civil + Structural Engineer.

  • Sreenivas Alampalli

    Sreenivas is a senior principal in our Transportation group with experience in research, asset management, structural health monitoring, and policy development. He implements data driven decision-making processes and web-based software tools.

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