MATECH Performs EFS Testing on Harrisburg Bridge for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Jan 26, 2010, 07:30 ET from MATECH Corp.

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MATECH Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: MTCH) (MATECH) is pleased to announce it has completed the Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor (EFS) inspection fieldwork for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) on the John Harris Memorial Bridge which carries Interstate 83 over the Susquehanna River in south central Pennsylvania. PennDOT is the agency responsible for the fifth largest state highway system in the country, including nearly 40,000 miles of state highways and more than 25,000 state-owned bridges. The John Harris Memorial Bridge is the busiest bridge in south central Pennsylvania, with an average daily traffic of more than 123,000 vehicles.

MATECH performed the work as a sub-consultant to HNTB Corporation. HNTB is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving federal, state, municipal, military, and private clients.  

Robert M. Bernstein, MATECH's Co-CEO stated: "A strong supporter of utilizing the most advanced technologies in order to ensure the public safety, PennDOT has been a consistent client of MATECH's. We are pleased to be working with HNTB on this project for PennDOT."

MATECH has a proven track record of saving bridge owners money through improving bridge management and public safety with its cutting edge technology, the EFS System. Through eliminating subjectivity of inspections for cracking in bridge members (the FHWA has stated that 90% of these cracks are missed with visual inspection), MATECH is helping to eliminate wasted funds by prioritizing repairs and providing immediate verification of their effectiveness.


MATECH Corp, founded in 1983, is an engineering, research and development company based in Los Angeles, CA. The Company specializes in technologies to detect microscopic fractures in metal structures. MATECH is marketing its patented Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor (EFS), which finds growing fatigue cracks, and other advanced crack-detection technologies to bridge asset managers, railroad companies, and governmental agencies across the United States and internationally. To learn more, please visit:

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