Since 2004, Shandong Binzhou Yellow River highway bridge health monitoring (SHM) system has started to operate.
Abundance data has been acquired during these years. To make full use of these data, a 1/40 scale laboratorial model has
been built based on the design information of Shandong Binzhou Yellow River highway bridge. And a health monitoring
system of the laboratorial model, which included loading system, local response monitoring subsystem and global
response monitoring subsystem, has been designed and implemented. The dynamic performance of bridge model and
prototype has been compared and the error analysis has been provided also. The numeric simulation of cable damage
localization utilizing damage location vectors (DLVs) has been demonstrated. And the results indicated that using DLVs
to localize the cable damage is feasible and accurate. The goal of these efforts is to utilize the convenience of the
laboratorial environment to obtain the structural information in ideal state which is hard to get in field.