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Civil professor’s work with city bridges featured by KMIZ ABC-17

Civil engineering Professor Glenn Washer, at right, has adapted infrared cameras to detect subsurface erosion and delaminations in bridges, and, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, he has introduced the technology to 13 additional states’ DOTs. One of Washer’s research assistants, civil engineering senior William Teixeira da Silva, looks on.

Civil engineering Professor Glenn Washer, at right, is working with Columbia Public Works to study the city’s 42 bridges and 100 crossings. File photo.

Local news station KMIZ ABC-17 featured the work of Glenn Washer, professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at MU, who is working with Columbia Public Works to study the city’s 42 bridges and 100 crossings. Seth Nelson (BS CiE ’11, MS CiE ’13) of Columbia Public Works told KMIZ the city “will use the inspection data compiled to develop a maintenance timeline, and a cost-effective way to extend the ‘life’ of a bridge.” Washer specializes in using non-destructive inspection techniques to determine preventive steps and give options to safely extend the life of the bridge while determining when more extensive repairs will need to be made.

To watch the piece and read more about Washer’s partnership with Columbia Public Works, click here.