The U.S. has one of the most extensive roadway networks in the world. We enjoy speedy and unobstructed travel by personal vehicle from point A to point B. A considerable factor in enabling such effectual commuting is our bridges. Just consider how often the average commuter crosses over a bridge in any given day. These bridges may be massive steel goliaths or they may be smaller spans used for crossing a ditch or stream.
A lot can go into erecting a modern bridge. An extensive amount of time and attention to detail is spent on specs. Many resources, human and material, are used in the actual construction but, bridge work doesn't end there. Bridges require regular analyzing and maintenance to safeguard against hazards. NBIS mandate bridge inspections every other year. The sheer number of bridges makes this quite the undertaking.
Inspection teams survey a bridge's condition. They can spot maintenance needs and overall structural integrity. An NBIS bridge inspection usually involves an array of bridge surveying tools as well as a bridge inspection truck. Every time they observe defects on a overpass or bridge a bridge inspector can make a report and the problem can be repaired quickly to reduce the amount of time the situation poses a potential risk.
Due to regular checks by NBIS compliant inspectors United States bridges are being improved more efficiently. That kind of regulated NBIS maintenance means a much safer drive for everyone. Drivers can enjoy a little more peace of mind knowing overpasses and bridges are being monitored. Motorists can breathe easier knowing overpasses and bridges are being monitored.