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Sensors on new California bridge to record earthquake data
Published in 4-9-2018
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LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) A replacement bridge under construction at the nation's second-busiest port 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. The new bridge, which will stretch 8,800 feet (2,680 meters) over the Port of Long Beach, is being built with about 75 seismic sensors that will measure the forces imparted on the span when one of several nearby faults set off an earthquake. It will replace the Gerald Desmond Bridge, though it's unclear if it will retain that name. The new bridge is slated to open next year. "New bridges don't come along very often, so it's exciting," said Dr.