Drones aid in Brent Spence Bridge inspection

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The Brent Spence Bridge following an accident on 11/11/2020.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet deployed the use of drones on the Brent Spence Bridge they say it was to aid inspectors collect preliminary visual inspection images following the bridge closure on Nov. 11.
According to the Transportation Cabinet, drones were brought in to aid inspection efforts before inspectors could access the bridge due to the large amounts of debris.
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“The Cabinet has embraced the use of drones to provide another set of eyes to quickly and safely inspect structures for routine work and emergency events,” said Transportation Secretary Jim Gray.
The use of drones will continue as repairs begin to document inspections conducted by rope, man lift, snooper and other inspection practices.
Over the past two years, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has expanded its drone use statewide to aid in inspection efforts.
View our video on YouTube, Brent Spence Bridge: Drone Inspections.

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