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Save that River Control Structure!

As budgets tighten, the pressure on engineers to get the most out of their existing structure inventory goes up. Some tools that can often help with this decision are live load testing and structural monitoring. For 30 years, BDI has been providing critical structural response information to engineers responsible for maintaining lock gates, radial gates,…

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SAVE THAT BRIDGE!

As budgets tighten, the pressure on state and municipal engineers to get the most out of their existing inventory goes up. Some tools that can often help with this decision are live load testing and structural monitoring. For 30 years, BDI has been providing critical structural response information to bridge engineers who will often go…

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BDI Offers Micro-Measurements Products on GSA Advantage Portal

Bridge Diagnostics, Inc. (BDI) is now the sole authorized partnership for the sale of Micro-Measurements products on the U.S. General Services Administration portal, GSA Advantage. Micro-Measurements®, a brand of Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG), is an industry leader in the design, development, and manufacture of resistive-foil sensors for high-precision strain, high-stress and force mechanism measurements….

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May-July’s Photo Competition Winner

We’re glad to announce that the winner for May-July’s round of the best photo competition is Brice Carpenter! Brice won a $100 Visa gift card and his winning picture will be printed on metal and displayed on our offices’ walls. The picture shows our own Charlie Young hanging out on top of a unique bridge, installing a…

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Follow up: Pedestrian bridge collapse at FIU

To clarify BDI’s role on the Florida International University bridge project, we worked as a subcontractor to Barnhart Crane and Rigging. BDI was contracted to conduct monitoring while the bridge was moved into place. BDI was not involved in the bridge’s design or construction and no BDI personnel or equipment were onsite at the time…

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The pedestrian bridge collapse at FIU

We are deeply saddened to hear that the pedestrian bridge has collapsed at FIU.  Our hearts go out to the individuals and families that have been affected by the collapse. We have removed comments from our social media accounts out of respect for the individuals and families that have been affected by the collapse.

Nondestructive Evaluation of Bridge Decks in North Carolina

Infrasense and BDI recently teamed to perform a unique study of three bridges in Davie County, North Carolina for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). The objective of the study was to pilot a comprehensive NDE testing program on a small sample of bridge decks, which will be used as a basis for future…

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Celebrating the legacy of George G. Goble, Ph.D., P.E.

In loving memory of George G. Goble, Ph.D., P.E. There are some giants in the world of engineering – some more recognized than others. For those of us in the Deep Foundation Engineering World, Dr. Goble was a giant. He had the intellect, knowledge and – most importantly – the drive to change our world….

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2017 USACE Northwest River Projects

It was a busy spring in the northwest this year. Roughly every seven years, the US Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla and Portland Districts perform major maintenance on the Columbia River and Snake River navigational locks. BDI performed instrumentation and technical engineering during several of the maintenance projects: • Cable tensioning and counterweight balancing…

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