Project spotlight: Exploring the benefits of integral bridges - PLEXUS research outcomes

The PLEXUS research project explored the benefits of integral bridges and how they might provide other services.
Project spotlight: Exploring the benefits of integral bridges - PLEXUS research outcomes

Priming Laboratory Experiments on Infrastructure and Urban Systems – or PLEXUS – explored the benefits of integral bridges by tackling the technical challenges and determining how integral bridges can provide other services, such as harvesting energy.

Through its research, PLEXUS has demonstrated that the widespread adoption of integral bridges has huge potential for reducing bridge construction and maintenance costs, and for improving their long term resilience. But perhaps more importantly, it has shown that it is vital to identify additional benefits, alongside addressing the technical issues. 

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