Bridge scour monitoring

Strainstall’s bridge scour monitoring system is easy to install and simple to operate.

An essential tool, Strainstall's system detects scour early. Allowing for improved response times to potentially critical conditions, it permits informed consideration of the most effective and cost efficient counter measures.

Benefits of Strainstall’s bridge scour monitoring system:

  • Easy to install and operate
  • Simple and cost effective
  • Requires minimal maintenance with two years battery life 
  • Generates alarms in real time
  • Daily SMS messaging updates
  • Server software manages data from multiple sites

Why bridge scour monitoring matters:

Bridge scour is estimated to account for 60% of all bridge failures. With climate change increasing the frequency and severity of flooding, scour monitoring has become a critical element in the continued safe operation of many bridges.

Whilst scour can occur slowly over time, flood events cause rapid scouring to the point of structural failure. Monitoring is particularly important during and after flood events, but the implementation of regular monitoring identifies potential problem areas before scour becomes dangerous.