Researchers to install 2,000 data-tracking sensors to Mackinac Bridge

Michigan’s Department of Transportation says that the state’s iconic Mackinac Bridge will have more data-tracking sensors added to it this summer, this time in the form of tiny sensors from researchers at Michigan State University and Washington University in St. Louis.

The state agency says that the researchers will install about 2,000 of the tiny sensors with the goal of exploring the “logistics of large-scale deployment” while providing “useful monitoring data” to the bridge authority.