This introduction presents a cutting-edge approach to bridge management and safety through the implementation of a Smart Bridge Elevation Control System (SB-ECS) using Arduino, an ultrasonic sensor, and servo motors. The system continually monitors water levels beneath the bridge with the ultrasonic sensor. When water levels rise to potentially hazardous levels, the Arduino-based control system engages servo motors to automatically adjust the bridge’s height, ensuring the safety of bridge and vehicles .
The Smart Bridge Elevation Control System combines real-time data collection and analysis, offering bridge operators critical information for decision-making during flood events or changing water conditions. By incorporating servo motors, the system achieves precise and responsive bridge elevation adjustments, reducing the risk of accidents, structural damage, and road closures during flooding. Moreover, it enhances infrastructure resilience, contributing to safer and more efficient transportation networks.
This innovative application of technology exemplifies the potential for intelligent solutions to address contemporary infrastructure challenges proactively, showcasing how Arduino, ultrasonic sensors, and servo motors work together to create a dynamic and adaptive bridge management system.
- ARDUINO UNO
- ULTRASONIC SENSOR
- SERVO MOTORS
- JUMPER WIRES
- Signal pins – digital pin 9 of Arduino
- Power supply pins – 5v supply in Arduino
- Ground pins -GND of Arduino
- Trig pin – pin 6 of Arduino
- Echo pin – pin 7 of Arduino
- GND pin -GND of Arduino
- Power supply pin- 5v of Arduino
In conclusion, a smart bridge using Arduino UNO has successfully demonstrated the integration of technology for efficient bridge monitoring and management. By utilising sensors and the Arduino platform, the project achieved real-time data collection, analysis, and remote control capabilities. The smart bridge concept holds promise for enhancing infrastructure safety, reducing maintenance costs, and improving overall transportation systems. Further development could focus on scalability, energy efficiency, and integration with advanced control systems for broader practical applications.
- Puja Kumari
- Manya Vats
- Mohammad Imran Alam