Fast, reliable and detailed aerial inspection of bridge structures that can be invaluable to safety inspections without having to disrupt traffic or train lines.

Traditionally, to inspect a road, rail or pedestrian bridge structure and its support beams, (whether it be a historic sandstone structure, steel framed or brick) required a complex inspection access set up involving costly scaffolding, a trained inspection team that were qualified to work ‘at height’ and traffic disruption and road bridges were cut to one lane and railway lines were rerouted or disrupted to allow access.

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A drone survey beginning on a bridge

The benefits of drone surveys

Drone surveys are faster, safer, more detailed and provide REAL cost savings over conventional bridge inspection methods.

In the transportation sector, across the UK, old canal bridges, some sitting incredibly high up off the ground, need inspected on a regular basis to ensure their safe operation. In order to inspect the underside of these bridges would usually require a complex and expensive scaffolding set up and/or a rope access team.

The same situation is true for so many railway bridges across Scotland and England. And while access to these railway bridges may seem daunting, there is the added complexity of train disruption as these railway lines are in constant use with trains operating to a tight schedule. Conventional railway bridge inspection methods would require train disruptions so that the workers can conduct their inspection safely.

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Railway bridges across Scotland & England need regular structural inspections to ensure their safe use.

With modern technology, Balmore Inspection Services can provide you with an award winning inspection service with real cost savings. With our fleet of aerial drones, we can provide a tailored inspection drone survey service for road, rail, canal and pedestrian foot bridges across Scotland and the North of England.

With our drones, we can inspect a bridge in a fraction of the time it takes a conventional inspection team to perform the same work. We can inspect and report on locations on the bridge at angles that are simply impossible to replicate with conventional scaffolding and rope access. And with our commercial drone services, we can take 4K HD photography, video AND thermal imaging of any and all locations on a bridge that are of interest. This can then be archived and processed to provide incredibly accurate and detailed inspection reports that numerous specialists can then examine.

And because our drone surveys for bridges can be done so quickly and comprehensively, we can provide a regular inspection schedule that monitors any specific locations using the exact same GPS based locations. Perfect for back to back comparison data.

About Us

Balmore Inspection Services has grown quickly since our inception. We are an award winning company that has built our business through offering a quality service that exceeds our clients expectations.

If you would like to know more about our bridge inspection services using aerial drones, please contact our Glasgow head office on 0141 370 4037

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