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Drone Bridge Inspections in Minnesota

Another example of drone use increasing the speed and cost efficiency of bridge inspections

by Eric Holdeman / December 28, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, here is another example of the positive uses of drones to inspect bridges, MnDOT Improves on Award-Winning Use of Drones for Bridge Inspection.

We (Center for Regional Disaster Resilience) just wrapped up our project with Northeastern University in Boston for using drones and lidar technology to inspect bridges. 

I keep waiting for the hammer to fall with a drone bringing down an aircraft or being used as a weapon in a terrorist attack. We need as many positive stories as possible before that happens — to negate the fallout from anti-drone elements in our communities.