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September 5, 2018

$1.5B California bridge built with sensors to gather data on quakes

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER
Associated Press

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong [enlarge]
Traffic moves on the old Gerald Desmond Bridge next to its replacement in Long Beach. The new bridge is a crucial route for cargo and commuters — and a concrete-and-steel science experiment for engineers and seismologists.

LONG BEACH, Calif. — A replacement bridge under construction at the second-busiest port in the U.S. isn't just a crucial route for cargo trucks and Southern California commuters — it's a concrete-and-steel science experiment for engineers and seismologists.


 
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