Bridge Inspection

Michigan 3DOBS project
The 3-D optical bridge evaluation system (3DOBS) uses a vehicle-mounted camera combined with an image analysis software that would allow bridge inspectors to scan the finer details of bridge decks at near-highway speeds without the need for lane closures or exposing workers to potential traffic hazards.
A major motion picture is coming to theaters courtesy of the Michigan DOT (MDOT) and Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI).   Or … so one would…
December 02, 2019
NTSB FIU pedestrian bridge collapse final report
Image: NTSB final report, taken from FIU video camera
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently released its final report on the Florida International University (FIU) pedestrian bridge…
November 19, 2019
Washington DOT identifies failing steel beam on S.R. 99 Aurora Bridge
Photo: WSDOT Twitter
The Washington DOT (WSDOT) has begun putting together a repair plan in response to its discovery of a failing steel stringer beam on the S.R. 99…
October 29, 2019
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined during a public board meeting held this week that the probable cause of the Florida…
October 23, 2019
NTSB investigates FIU pedestrian bridge collapse
Image: NTSB / Chris O’Neil
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week released around 6,300 pages of reports that examine the role of each contractor in the…
October 10, 2019
Sagamore Bridge, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Image source: flickr - thisisbossi
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) released a draft recommendation regarding the Sagamore Bridge and Bourne Bridge, which both span the Cape…
October 07, 2019
This week, U.S. Representatives Abby Finkenauer (D-Iowa) and Clay Higgins (R-Louisiana) introduced the Fixing America's Bridges Act, which would help…
October 04, 2019
New York state bridges TRIP report
Image: TRIP
A new report recently released by transportation research nonprofit group TRIP shows that 10% of bridges in New York State are rated as poor or…
September 23, 2019
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