Tom Hughes (City of Danbury)
Tom Hughes, alumni from TLP Cohort 1, has been invited to give a presentation to UConn's Civil Engineering Students on the Scour Sensor System used on bridges. Scour is the hole left behind when sediment is washed away from the bottom of the river. If the rock on which bridge supports rest is scoured by a river, the bridge could become unsafe for travel. In his presentation on the Scour Monitoring System Concept (originally part of Hughes's TLP capstone project), he discusses why we should monitor bridge scours and how sensor systems can help you do just that.