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Drones, 3D App Could Improve Inspections for Aging Bridges

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 are …

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

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 this …

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Inspecting bridges is hard and dangerous. Send in the drones

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, requiring …

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