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Underwater Inspection: When, Why, and How

By Rick Maslyn, CBI Some of the most important foundation elements of a bridge are its least visible – the abutments, piers, piles, and footings submerged under the waterline. Regular inspection, both above and below the waterline, helps to keep aging structures solid and stable. About the Expert: Rick Maslyn, Ayres’ supervisor of structural inspection,… Read More »

Emerging Technology Provides Safety, Efficiency for Structural Inspection

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave our national infrastructure a “D” on its most recent (2017) infrastructure report card. When it comes to maintaining the built world around us, regular structural inspection is a must. Careful inspections help prevent small issues from becoming big – or even catastrophic – problems. What does a “D”… Read More »

Battling Bridge Scour With Research, Inspections, And Training

Some of the most important foundational elements of a bridge are its least visible – the abutments, piers, piles, and footings submerged under the waterline. That’s where bridge inspectors look for scour – the erosion of soil surrounding a bridge foundation (piers and abutments). Bridge scour occurs when fast-moving water around a bridge removes sediment… Read More »