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Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training, and Engineering Center at Purdue University

To help meet growing infrastructure challenges, Purdue University partnered with the Indiana DOT to develop a unique center focused on aging steel bridges and infrastructure—the Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training, and Engineering (S-BRITE) Center. The center is focused on providing training, education, and research related to the tools and technologies needed to maintain the safety and serviceability of steel bridges and other infrastructure.

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