The BEAST

Location

93 Road 1
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8032

World’s first accelerated testing facility for full-scale bridges. Using rapid cycling environmental changes and simultaneous, 24-7 extreme traffic loading, researchers at Rutgers CAIT are able to induce, speed up, and measure deterioration on actual bridge spans. Data from the BEAST will help bridge owners and builders identify new materials, designs, and maintenance and rehabilitation strategies that will maximize the lifespan of our existing infrastructure and help ensure new bridges we build last 100 years or more.

Campus: 
Livingston