According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, there are over 617,000 bridges across the country, 42% of which are 50 years old or more. Not only are they aging, but 7.5% of all the nationís bridges are considered structurally deficient. Given the number of vehicles on the roads each day, inspection of Americaís infrastructure is top of mind.
Traditionally this process involves costly inspections, potential damage to the asset, and disruption to the flow of traffic. Today, new robotic technology makes inspections more efficient, more accurate, and safer for inspectors and the motoring public.
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