Items filtered by date: Tuesday, 17 June 2014 https://www.thestructuralengineer.info Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:07:29 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb FHWA Demonstrates Bridge Inspection Robot https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/209-fhwa-demonstrates-bridge-inspection-robot https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/209-fhwa-demonstrates-bridge-inspection-robot The RABIT greatly cuts down on the time and man power needed to inspect bridge decks

The Federal Highway Administration traveled to Pennsylvania last week to demonstrate the capabilities of their new million-dollar bridge inspection robot named RABIT (Robotic Assisted Bridge Inspection Tool).  The Federal Highway Administration chose to demonstrate the robot's capability in front of members of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation because Pennsylvania has the most structurally deficient bridges of any state in the United States. The state is also home to the oldest bridges by average and has the third most bridges of any state. The FWHA believes that RABIT will become invaluable to DOTs around the country in the near future as a way to cut down on the manpower needed to inspect bridge decks.

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