The Secret Lives of Bridges and Dams

Bullards Bar Dam with Bentley’s iTwin can create a real-time, multi-sensor monitoring system for the Yuba Water Agency. Image: Bentley.

The calm waters behind a dam belie its deadly potential. The public, with boats on the reservoir or in houses downstream, think of dams as immovable objects that have met the forces of nature and will continue to do so forever.
But forever is a long time. And let’s not underestimate the forces of nature.
Civil engineers have learned by theory …
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