UB engineer develops terrorist-resistant bridge

Release Date: January 26, 2006

An article distributed by UPI reports that Michel Bruneau, director of the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, has developed a "multi-hazard" design to make bridges more resistant to terrorist attacks and earthquakes. "Terrorists may not achieve the same symbolic satisfaction taking down…smaller bridges as they would a monumental bridge, but if their objective is to disturb the economy, they have more access to these bridges than the monumental bridges," he said. Go to article.

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