Goethals Bridge Structural Monitoring System Features Dimetix Laser Distance Sensor Measurement Assemblies
The long awaited opening of the new Goethals Bridge connecting New Jersey to New York took place May 19, 2018, according to Civionic Engineering & Consulting (2014) Inc., the engineering consulting group contracted by Kapsch TrafficCom North America to integrate a 220+ channel structural health monitoring system via Civionic’s Integra sensor integration and visualization software. At the time of the most recent report, all sensors were commissioned and streaming data as scheduled.
Data streams from Sensr, Dimetix, Campbell Scientific and Vaisalla have been incorporated into the Integra integration software by Civionic Engineering with the support of Mass Electric and Kapsch TrafficCom North America.
Laser-View Technologies dba Dimetix USA contributed 4 Laser Distance Sensor Measurement Packages (P/N 000833) , consisting of a complete laser measurement package and heated enclosure assembly and mounted within range of each structural component monitored.
The measurement package accurately measures from 0.05 m (~2 inches) up to 500 m (1,640 feet). Dimetix lasers support a variety of outputs, including serial RS 232/422, SSI, Profibus, and analog.
The Goethals Bridge is owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and will be operated by nynjlink for 35 years.