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.

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
Skyward’s airspace intelligence
Before a pilot can operate a drone in the field, they need to make sure their operations will be safe. Skyward’s airspace intelligence gives pilots more situational awareness than they would otherwise have, helping reduce risk and minimize unforeseen snags while in the field.
There’s no way around it—infrastructure inspection is as risky and dangerous as it is vital. According to OSHA, sending workers up towers or on top…
September 16, 2019
Crews working off a 3D BrIM model; image courtesy of Zenith Survey
Crews working off a 3D BrIM model; image courtesy of Zenith Survey
Government agencies are under pressure to optimize limited resources while also responding to increasing demands for better performance. Across the…
September 12, 2019
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