Drones are Breaking Ground in Bridge Inspection
There are critical infrastructure needs across North America, especially when it comes to bridges. In the U.S., for example, over 54,000 U.S. bridges are structurally deficient, which is nearly 9% of all bridges across the country. Not only that, but assessing the current state of bridge infrastructure requires an increasing amount of time and resources—and there are no shortage of safety concerns.
Thankfully, new technologies are here to help. Drones and non-destructive testing devices, for example, are part of a variety of tools are that are shaping the future of bridge inspection and rehabilitation, helping improve project safety, reduce costs, and create more efficient and sustainable methods.
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