At the same time, the bridge is helping to gather data that may lead to improved designs. Embedded fiber-optic sensors record changes in temperature, strain, and vibration for research in the emerging field of structural health monitoring.
Streicker Bridge was designed by Swiss engineer Christian Menn, in collaboration with Theodore Zoli '88 of HNTB of New York.
“Streicker Bridge is at once practical and beautiful. It is the physical manifestation of the modern intellectual connections that are increasingly bringing together the traditional scientific disciplines . . . (and) a striking gateway to our campus.”
—President Shirley M. Tilghman