Interreg: Green light for development of innovative bridge monitoring system

Interreg: Green light for development of innovative bridge monitoring system

22. 05. 2023

Cestel, together with a group of international partners, was awarded EU funding through Interreg Central Europe funding programe for a project for the development of a cost-effective bridge monitoring system. The leading partner in the BIM4CE project, which was chosen among 280 projects, is Dresden University of Technology.

The aim of the project is to develop a generalized and affordable bridge monitoring system based on the principle of digital twins. The main challenge when it comes to bridge monitoring systems in general is that these systems are expensive and are often bridge-specific, meaning that the hardware and software need to be tailored or modified for each specific structure.

Considering that the vast majority of bridges in the EU are not monitored by any of the technological solutions available today, and at the same time these structures are on average several decades old, affordable and easy-to-use bridge monitoring systems will play an important role in future infrastructure management.

Beside Cestel, the following companies will also collaborate on the project: from Slovenia, the Slovenian National building and civil engineering institute and Research and education center Mansion Rakičan, from Italy, Gruppo FOS, CSP ICT Innovation, and Tecnositaf and from Germany, Schüßler-Plan Ingenieurgesellschaft.

Cestel will participate in BIM4CE projects with its more than 20 years of experience in bridge weigh-in-motion and the collection of data used in bridge analysis. At the same time, we are looking forward to exchanging knowledge and experience with international experts.