- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
- Platform as a Service (PaaS) - Data Management Platforms
- Construction & Infrastructure
- Structural Health Monitoring
More than 300 trains crossed the Burlington Bridge every month and tons of travel on barges below. It was therefore decided that shutting down rail or river traffic during the construction of a new bridge would only be allowed during a single 30-hour period. With such heavy usage demands, constant river level changes and the inherent complications of working with a 115 year old bridge, monitoring was key to this project. Knowing how and when the bridge moves, vibrates, tilts and bends proved critical for establishing a safe working environment as well as maintaining the bridge’s operational status.
BNSF installed SENSRnet to reliably monitor the existing Burlington Bridge while crews constructed its replacement mere meters away. SENSRnet is a network of versatile sensors mounted in strategic locations throughout a structure to monitor more than 16 factors that can affect safety and stability. Installed in just a few hours at one-fifth the cost of competing systems, SENSRnet provided the safe and efficient monitoring solution BNSF needed. Thanks to the online monitoring portal, engineers had access to data in real time, enabling them to make informed decisions wherever they were located.