One of the world's most powerful earthquake simulators has been used to test the mettle of an innovative new pre-cast concrete bridge.

The bridge, designed and built by engineers from the University of Washington, Seattle and the University of Nevada, Reno, managed to endure the most extreme seismic shocks that can be replicated by means of modern earthquake simulators. The rocking, pre-tensioned bridge, which measures over 20 metres in length and weighs a total of…