Researcher to hang out under the Mackinac Bridge

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SU researcher Nizar Lajnef plans to install these tiny monitors on the underside of the Mackinac Bridge next week. Image: Kenji Anno.

MSU researcher Nizar Lajnef plans to install these tiny monitors on the underside of the Mackinac Bridge next week. Image: Kenji Anno.

A Michigan State University study is aimed at doing a better job of monitoring the condition of American bridges. It starts next week.

Imagine lowering yourself under the Mackinac Bridge to install experimental sensors. That’s exactly what MSU associate professor of structural engineering Nizar Lajnef is about to do.

Lajnef tells Current State’s Scott Pohl that the idea is to detect potential problems before they happen.

This story first appeared on WKAR’s Current State and is republished here with permission.

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