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Engineering student uses technology to examine aging infrastructure

November 14, 2019 - By Mary Beth King


Railroads transport huge amounts of freight and people every day across the continent and being on time is of paramount importance. There are approximately 100,000 railroad bridges in the United States, and more than half are over 100 years old, making each one increasingly risky every time a train rolls over.

These factors make bridge management and maintenance a top priority for the safety of freight rail, according to Fernando Moreu, assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at The University of New Mexico. Read the full story

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