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Gannett Fleming Prepares for National Tunnel Inspection Deadline with 12 Certified Inspectors

June 27, 2016 - in Bridges, Corporate, Maintenance

Harrisburg, Pa.—Twelve Gannett Fleming engineers became Nationally Certified Tunnel Inspectors after passing a national certification program developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The firm hosted…

HNTB Welcomes Martha Bogle, Leader of New Jersey Bridge Inspection Practice

June 24, 2016 - in Bridges, People

PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 23, 2016—Martha Bogle, PE, has joined HNTB Corporation as leader of the bridge inspection practice and associate vice president…

CTDOT to Test Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System (UAV) for Bridge Inspection

December 8, 2015 - in Bridges, Corporate, Maintenance, Sensors

As part of the CTDOT's ongoing mission to improve and evaluate its operations and to assess the usefulness and functionality of new technologies, on…

Future Forward: Better Bridge Inspections Start with Quantifiable Results

November 21, 2015 - in Profile

Robert J. Connor is an associate professor of civil engineering as well as director of the Center for Aging Infrastructure and the Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training and Engineering Center (S-BRITE) at Purdue University. He also is involved in the…

Bridging the Gap Between Inspections and Decisions

August 27, 2015 - in Bridges, Feature, Featured

Bridge safety hasn’t always been top of mind for legislators in the United States. The impetus for creating standards and collecting information on how structurally sound the bridges in this country was the collapse of the Silver Bridge in 1967, which spanned…

Bentley Reaches Milestones in Bridge Inspection and Maintenance

March 5, 2015 - in Bridges, Products, Transportation

Bentley Systems is pleased to announce recent advancements in its bridge inspection, management, and maintenance software. InspectTech, Bentley's AssetWise bridge inspection solution, is now being used by 14 U.S. DOTs as their standard for bridge inspection.…

LandScope Engineering Purchase Underwater Scanner for Bridge Inspections

October 17, 2014 - in Bridges, Corporate, Sensors, Transportation

Teledyne BlueView is pleased to announce the recent purchase of 3D Multibeam Scanner by UK based Landscope Engineering. “Having rigorously tested the BlueView BV5000 3D scanning sonar technology in several demanding underwater environments, we have been…

Swiss Robot Automates Bridge Inspection and Fights Corrosion

Bridges become an infrastructure problem as they get older, as de-icing salt and carbon dioxide gradually destroy the reinforced concrete. A new robot can now check the condition of these structures, even in places that people cannot reach. We rely on Switzerland’s…

Bridge Inspection Robot Finds Cracks and Determines Deterioration

A bridge inspection robot has been developed by researchers at Rutgers University with funding from the Federal Highway Administration. The robot uses ground penetrating radar, ultrasonic waves and high definition imaging to determine the health of aging concrete…

3D Technology Enhances Underwater Bridge Inspection

A new technology that uses 3D-imaging sonar will enable MnDOT engineers to visualize the substructure of a bridge in a way they never have before. Until now, MnDOT has relied on human divers and depth finders to identify problems beneath the water. Divers…