Time-efficient paperless visual inspection of Zonguldak-Irmak railroad bridges


7th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS), Shanghai, China, 7 - 11 July 2014, pp.2395-2400 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Shanghai
  • Country: China
  • Page Numbers: pp.2395-2400


The visual condition assessment grading of bridges is typically done at the bridge site by filling paper forms and taking pictures of the bridge elements in a very time inefficient way, followed by post-processing at the office. The new iPad application allows not only a flexible grading system but also allows to take pictures of the interested elements at the site that can be e-mailed to the owner just seconds after completion of the inspection with proper reporting system. The focus of this paper is given to describe the time-efficient paperless visual inspection system that has been used for the first time in visual inspection of bridges in Turkey, which eliminates the post-processing works at the office. Time savings in terms of visual inspection of bridges is significant compared to the conventional methods.