Long Term Bridge Monitoring
Monitoring of Vienna’s Reichsbrücke (Bridge)
On a Sunday morning in August 1976, the Vienna Reichsbrücke was destroyed by a natural frequency oscillation. The bridge was constructed in 1937, making it only 39 years old at the time. A new bridge was built to transport the automobile traffic and the metro rail way. To avoid another incident at the new bridge, a monitoring system was installed to permanently monitor the condition of the bridge.