Tag: bridge inspection

Ultrasonic Testing Helps Bridge the Gap to Safety

To help them ensure that bridges remain safe, inspectors rely on different nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques. Though functional, traditional NDT methods are not the most efficient and dependable.

Missouri S&T poised to help address state’s bridge repair needs

Missouri S&T researchers are in the midst of a five-year effort to develop new technologies to inspect and maintain bridges and portions of highway.

DriveOhio launches strategic plan to advance drone technologies

DriveOhio, the state’s center for smart mobility, and the Ohio UAS Center announced a new strategic plan to support UAS research and development

Real-time structural health monitoring promises smarter, safer bridges

Sandia National Laboratories, working with Structural Monitoring Systems PLC, a U.K.-based manufacturer of structural health monitoring sensors, outfitted a U.S. bridge with a network of eight real-time sensors able to alert maintenance engineers when they detect a crack or when a crack reaches a length that requires repair.

ADOT gains drones through federal innovation program

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is adding drones to help its engineering staff safely and more efficiently inspect hard-to-reach areas on some bridges and perform surveying work along state highways.

Modjeski and Masters to lead inspection and load capacity ratings of Benjamin Franklin Bridge

The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) selected Modjeski and Masters for the 2018 Biennial Inspection of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. This historic structure features a 1,750-foot main suspended span and is over 9,500 feet in total length.

Modjeski and Masters Wins DDOT bridge inspection contract

Modjeski and Masters announced its selection for the Citywide Consultant Bridge Inspection contract with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). This third consecutive contract selection continues Modjeski and Masters’ partnership with DDOT, which began with its first selection 10 years ago.

ERI and Stantec selected to inspect 6,000 bridges in Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Transport awarded Stantec and partner Engineering and Research International (ERI) the inspection and evaluation of all 6,000 bridges and structures for their national highway system.

AEC TECH NEWS: Balfour Beatty trials drone technology for bridge inspections

West Sussex County Council, in partnership with Balfour Beatty Living Places, has begun trialing the use of drones to inspect bridges across the county.
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