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Assessing the potential value of bridge monitoring systems. / Vardanega, Paul; Webb, Graham; Fidler, Paul; Middleton, Campbell.

In: Proceedings of the ICE - Bridge Engineering, Vol. 169, No. 2, 01.06.2016, p. 126-138.

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Vardanega, P, Webb, G, Fidler, P & Middleton, C 2016, 'Assessing the potential value of bridge monitoring systems', Proceedings of the ICE - Bridge Engineering, vol. 169, no. 2, pp. 126-138. https://doi.org/10.1680/jbren.15.00016

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Vardanega, P., Webb, G., Fidler, P., & Middleton, C. (2016). Assessing the potential value of bridge monitoring systems. Proceedings of the ICE - Bridge Engineering, 169(2), 126-138. https://doi.org/10.1680/jbren.15.00016

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Vardanega P, Webb G, Fidler P, Middleton C. Assessing the potential value of bridge monitoring systems. Proceedings of the ICE - Bridge Engineering. 2016 Jun 1;169(2):126-138. https://doi.org/10.1680/jbren.15.00016

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Vardanega, Paul ; Webb, Graham ; Fidler, Paul ; Middleton, Campbell. / Assessing the potential value of bridge monitoring systems. In: Proceedings of the ICE - Bridge Engineering. 2016 ; Vol. 169, No. 2. pp. 126-138.

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