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Intel Wants its Fleet of Drones to Monitor America’s Aging, Unsafe Bridges

[ad_1] Plenty of people are excited about laying down new high-tech infrastructure to create smart cities. But can cutting-edge technology also be used to keep tabs on existing infrastructure, such as bridges? Intel certainly believes so — and it recently signed a deal with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and …

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Drones, 3D App Could Improve Inspections for Aging Bridges

[ad_1] More than 54,000 of the 612,677 bridges in the U.S. have at least one key element that is in poor or worse condition, according to a 2018 bridge deficiency report conducted by the Federal Highway Administration. To address the critical need to manage aging infrastructure in the U.S., researchers …

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Drones Give Inspectors a Closer Look at Bridges | 2018-12-05

[ad_1] Drones Give Inspectors a Closer Look at Bridges | 2018-12-05 | Engineering News-Record This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing …

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Inspecting bridges is hard and dangerous. Send in the drones

[ad_1] If you commute over bridges and overpasses each day, there’s a fairly good chance that some of them might need repair (more than 54,000 U.S. bridges are rated “structurally deficient”). As the country’s infrastructure ages, bridge inspections get even more important, but the work is expensive, time-consuming, and dangerous, …

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