The USA’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded the first-ever waiver allowing drones to carry out bridge inspections beyond the line of sight.
Rapid developments in drone technology are expected to enable a wider range of applications in the bridge inspection field. Shekhar Scindia, David Day and Matt Bacon reveal the trials being conducted by a bridge owner in the USA
Technology originally developed for use in the heritage industry is expected to transfer to the bridge inspection sector in the next two years, enabling rust to be detected from 100m away, writes José Maria Sánchez de Muniáin.
The relaxation of the Federal Aviation Administration’s rules on commercial unmanned aerial vehicles in the USA has just taken effect; Jose Maria Sanchez de Munian reports on what it will mean for bridge inspection
The Delaware River & Bay Authority (DRBA) has carried out a trial on the use of drones to make bridge inspections safer while reducing costs.
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