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07 December 2017

Trials of new BridgeCat vehicle begin in Cumbria

BridgeCat is a unique new vehicle that will fundamentally change how we assess and inspect bridges. A vehicle mounted hydraulic arm will lower a special sensor pod, including sonar and camera, into the water and providing a 3D view of what's going on below the water line. The new system means if we need to check a bridges foundations we are not reliant on divers, who for safety reasons are unable to work when water is moving too fast. The BridgeCat is a joint project between Cumbria County Council, Department for Transport and Gaist Solutions.
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BridgeCat is a unique new vehicle that will fundamentally change how we assess and inspect bridges.