Project Details


The project investigated the use of carrier phase kinematic GPS to simultaneously measure the deflections of a number of receivers placed on the Humber Bridge deck and northern end support tower. During the field trials, five fully laden trucks, all pre-weighed, were transported over the bridge, back and forth in a variety of cluster combinations. Data were gathered over a number of days during normal traffic loading. Data were gathered at a rate of 5Hz.

The project was funded by the University of Nottingham and the Humber Bridge Board. Total grant value was 1,400 UK pounds.
Effective start/end date1/07/9929/02/00

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


  • Suspension bridge
  • GPS
  • Deformation measurements
  • FEM
  • Dynamic loading


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