Harbor Bridge In Sydney Now Inspected By Autonomous Drone
Apart from the opera house, the Harbor Bridge is undoubtedly the most iconic structure in the Australian city, Sydney. Inaugurated in 1932, the bridge consists of no fewer than 4,100 elements and 485,000 square meters of steel and paint that must be inspected regularly. From now on, this will be done with the help of an autonomous drone.
Inspect regularly by autonomous drone
The Sydney Harbor Bridge is made of steel and contains six million rivets. The arch bridge is no less than 1149 meters long, and the top of the arch is 134 meters above the water surface. The bridge deck has room for eight lanes, two train tracks, a bicycle path, and a footpath. The bridge was opened in 1932 and is 90 years old. In part because of its advanced age, the bridge must be closely inspected regularly.
The maintenance of the bridge is the responsibility of Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW). The bridge is still regularly inspected by human inspectors: a time-consuming and expensive…