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TBS Bridge Inspections Reach New Heights - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Our bridge inspection services are reaching new heights at TBS with the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in conjunction with our traditional solutions to offer safe and responsive data gathering for bridge inspection projects.

TBS' bridge inspectors use the UAV to safely view portions of the structure that are not easily accessible and would otherwise require rappelling/rigging, extensive traffic control, or other measures to view bridge components not easily viewed from the ground. Our FAA-certified pilot controls the UAV's position while our certified bridge inspectors control the UAV's camera independently on a separate remote. This camera has still imagery and video capabilities, which offers a continuous, permanent record of the visual inspection along with the traditional inspection reporting. The imagery and video aid our bridge inspectors in Load & Resistance Factor Rating (LRFR) of existing structures for National Bridge Inventory (NBI) reporting.

Our professional team of certified bridge inspectors and unmanned aerial systems operators are eager to initiate this advanced solution for your bridge inspection projects.


For more information on how TBS' bridge inspection and LRFR solutions can assist your transportation infrastructure management needs, please contact:

Dennis M. Hymel, Jr., P.E., Senior Project Manager

985.493.2963 office | 225.413.4979 cell | dennis.hymel@tbsmith.com


 

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