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Are we safe from the next killer quake?
Thousands of highway overpasses throughout California are in danger of failing during a catastrophic earthquake. Civil engineers are taking a close look at the way bearings – the components sandwiched between a bridge deck and its supporting pillars -- perform during quakes. At the seismic lab, they are running earthquake simulation tests on bearings made of different materials. The goal: Safer overpasses.