About the project
The BridgeR project will develop a GIS-based database for all of California’s more than 20,000 highway bridges, in order to allow engineers, city and traffic planners, and first responders to carry out emergency traffic planning, load rating of older bridges, and life-cycle cost-benefit assessments. The project will devise a computational toolbox app that interacts with the database to produce a regional seismic risk/loss assessment of California’s transportation network.
Additionally, BridgeR will produce another tool that will enable financial loss studies on freight traffic from earthquakes, specifically the freight traffic to and from the Port of Los Angeles in the aftermath of a large Southern California earthquake.
Working on this project: Ertugrul Taciroglu, JR DeShazo