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.
Asking readers to name the innovation that they believed had had the most impact on the bridge industry in the last 25 years was always going to lead to a variety of responses — but there was a clear winner.
The US states of Nevada and Colorado have awarded bridge inspection contracts to begin in late summer.
Severe corrosion has been found on a section of the Roosevelt Bridge in Florida, USA.
Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has awarded a contract for inspections of major river bridges throughout the US state.
The English city of Exeter has approved additional funding for bridge inspections to address concerns that budget cutbacks have been delaying the discovery of developing structural issues.
A new software system for asset management that draws on the expertise of those who operate and maintain Denmark’s largest fixed links is being launched. Helena Russell finds out more.
A number of movable and complex bridges to be rehabilitated and inspected in the State of Michigan.
One of the companies that helped build the Humber Bridge more than 40 years ago has secured the contract for a year-long inspection programme covering the structure’s main cables.
A partnership between Scotland’s Heriot-Watt University and rail industry body RSSB plans to develop a robotic system to facilitate closer inspection of the arches of railway bridges.
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
Mumbai Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has opened the tender process for the inspection of a series of bridges.
Delaware River Port Authority has appointed Modjeski & Masters to carry out the 2018 biennial inspection of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in the USA.
Dywidag-Systems International has acquired specialist cable inspection and maintenance company Alpin Technik und Ingenieurservice which is based in Germany.
The use of unmanned aerial systems has seen rapid growth in the engineering, construction and inspection sectors. John Zuleger and Alicia McConnell explain how they are being used for cable inspections
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Transport has appointed a consulting team to inspect all the bridges on the national highway network.
Fujitsu has developed a system that it says is successful in estimating the degree of internal damage to bridges.
Site staff have been ordered to conduct non-destructive concrete strength tests on Hong Kong’s portion of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge projects to allay public concern following allegations of faked results.
Three construction inspection contracts with a total value of more than US$20 million have been awarded for the project to replace the Scudder Falls Bridge and improve its approaches.
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