Bridge Inspection

This page contains coverage of bridge inspection developments, techniques, applications, and inspection projects, as well as funding-related stories and articles related to maintenance of bridges.

Florida International University bridge collapse in Miami-Dade County
The original FIU pedestrian bridge collapsed and killed six people in March 2018.
The Florida DOT (FDOT) announced yesterday its plan to design and build a pedestrian bridge on S.R. 90/SW 8 Street at SW 109 Avenue in Miami-Dade…
May 07, 2020
Foster Street Bridge in Davison County, South Dakota.
Foster Street Bridge in Davison County, South Dakota. The bridge was the first to be rehabilitated using Bridge Improvement Grant funding. Image: South Dakota DOT on Flickr.
The South Dakota DOT (SDDOT) recently announced the agency has received an apportionment of Federal Highway Infrastructure Program funds to be used…
April 28, 2020
West Seattle High-Rise Bridge may not reopen until 2022
Image: Seattle DOT
Officials with the Seattle DOT this week announced that under a "best-case" scenario, the department does not anticipate the possibility of opening…
April 16, 2020
New York City Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is among the notable "structurally deficient" bridges in the country. Image by laretalo from Pixabay.
Nearly 231,000 U.S. bridges need major repair work or should be replaced, according to an American Road & Transportation Builders Association (…
April 14, 2020
Roads & Bridges Media recently surveyed our readership to find out how the ongoing and accelerating effects of COVID-19, or coronavirus, are…
March 31, 2020
The South Dakota Transportation Commission this week awarded 27 preservation, rehabilitation, and replacement Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG)…
February 28, 2020
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
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