Our team can accurately measure the overturing moments and shear forces on representative vehicles to determine critical wind speeds, as well as determine the change of these forces as the vehicles pass by pylons or anchor blocks. This information is crucial in designing gradual railings to mitigate sudden jerk in the steering wheel, making the bridge safer to cross.
We understand that imposing traffic restrictions is a necessary, but last resort. That’s why we take a detailed approach to analyzing wind characteristics at the site, so we can help quantify the probable number of closures every year. Our goal is to minimize closures while maintaining a high level of safety for all drivers.