The United States offers one of the most extensive roadway networks in the world. Residents enjoy fast and unobstructed travel by personal vehicle from point A to point B. A considerable factor in facilitating such effectual commuting is our nation's bridges. Just consider how often the average driver crosses over a bridge in any given daily commute. Such bridges may be large steel goliaths or they may be smaller spans used for going over a creek or ditch.
A lot can go into constructing a bridge. Vast amounts of time and attention to detail is spent on planning. Many resources, human and material, are used in the actual construction but, bridge work doesn't end there. Bridges require routine inspection and maintenance to safeguard against hazards. National Bridge Inspection Standards mandate bridge inspections every other year. Due to the massive array of bridges in use, this becomes a challenging task.
Inspectors analyze a bridge's condition. They can spot maintenance needs and signs of potential dilapidation. A bridge inspection often involves a variety of analysis equipment and including an analysis truck. Every time they observe corrosion on a overpass or bridge a bridge inspector can report it and the issue can be repaired quickly to reduce the amount of time the situation poses a potential risk.
Due to routine inspection compliant with NBIS US bridges are being improved more efficiently. That kind of reliable bridge maintenance means a safer drive for everyone. Motorists can take confidence knowing overpasses and bridges are being held to high standards.