The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission in September will complete its first bridge inspection using an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), or drone.

The drone will be used to inspect the Sandusky River Bridge, a 970-ft-long bridge in Sandusky County some time in mid-September.

The turnpike commission will work with the Ohio/Indiana UAS Center, the Ohio Department of Transportation and a UAS company, senseFly, on the drone bridge inspection. The commission will compare the results of the drone inspection with those garnered by an in-person inspection.

For the first time in its history, the U.S. Department of Transportation is considering new requirements for how states and metro areas will have to measure traffic congestion. 

Finally taking steps to measure what we get out of our transportation investments is a great idea, and one that every responsible taxpayer should support. But the Department of Transportation’s proposed rule as it’s currently written has some serious problems.



The SAI team demonstrates excellent communication and understanding of complex structure design/construction activities. They addressed any concerns with the construction unit/railroad promptly to not delay any field activities. The team's knowledge was a true asset on this complicated bridge project with railroad involvement.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 9-0
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