Installation of an automatic anti-icing system is to begin in November on a bridge being built near Erie, Pa., and state officials say they hope to access its sensors' data through the Internet to help manage ice on other roadways nearby.
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The 1,106-ft-long, four-lane concrete deck will be fitted with sensors, pumps, valves, fluid lines, control circuits and 51 spray discs supplied by three 1,700-gallon tanks. Traffic Solutions Inc., New Castle, Pa., has a $1-million contract for installation.
to spray anti-icing solutions. Several states have retrofitted bridges to test the system but Boschung says this is the first in North America designed to incorporate it.