What Type Of Under Bridge Inspection Equipment Should You Be Using?

When it comes to inspecting highway bridges, there is a wide variety of equipment available to facilitate the inspection process. However, when the region alongside and underneath a highway bridge deck must be accessed, safely reaching and working in the areas can be a challenge. Because bridges can have spans hundreds of feet above the […]

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3 Different Jobs You Can Use A Bucket Truck For

The term “bucket truck” is one that is often applied to a wide variety of vehicles that are technically known as aerial work platforms, or AWPs. These specialized work vehicles are also called by several other names and nicknames including cherry pickers, boom lifts, or even elevated work platforms. Broadly speaking, they are simply a […]

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Some Of The Biggest Bridge Maintenance Projects In Recent U.S. History

Some Of The Biggest Bridge Maintenance Projects In Recent U.S. History

The United States is certainly not the oldest nation in the world and there are few structures still standing here that are more than 400 years old, which is incredibly recent by European standards and those of other parts of the globe. A bridge in Greece, for example, is purported to be the oldest bridge […]

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SNOOPER ™ Trucks Are Often Used During Bridge Maintenance

SNOOPER ™ Trucks Are Often Used During Bridge Maintenance

Bridges, like people, require maintenance as they get older. And the United States has plenty of aging highway bridges. According to the most recent Infrastructure Report Card published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), there are more than 617,000 bridges across the United States. However, more than 42 percent of those bridges are […]

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How A SNOOPER ™ Truck Helps When There Is A Suspected Bridge Failure

Anyone who works with highway bridges, whether constructing them, maintaining, repairing them, or even inspecting them, their biggest fear is a bridge failure. Keep in mind that a bridge “failure” does not always entail the collapse of a bridge span but can mean the presence of a significant degree of damage. If the damage, regardless […]

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What Makes A Snooper™  Truck Ideal For Bridge Inspections?

Asking what it is about Snooper™ trucks that make them so ideal for bridge inspections might seem like a trick question to veteran bridge inspectors. For many DOTs, engineering firms, and highway contractors, a Snooper™ truck is the epitome of the ultimate bridge inspection vehicle. In fact, the legendary Snooper™ has become almost synonymous with […]

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Turn to McClain for Bridge Inspection Equipment You Can Trust

Routine bridge inspections are often anything but “routine.” For most people, engineers included, there is nothing routine about being suspended 175 feet above a green, valley floor. And this in a metal basket attached to the end of a thin, steel boom that’s been lowered from the relative safety of a bridge deck! When you’re […]

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What is a Bucket Truck?

Depending on the industry you’re in, the term “bucket truck” might bring to mind different things. For many people, the sight of a utility company boom truck, hoisting a one-man bucket up to the top of a power pole is quite familiar. But a bucket truck is a far more versatile and varied piece of […]

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What Bridge Inspection Crews Can Find Using a Snooper™ Truck

Routine bridge inspections are, more often than not, exactly that: routine. Most of the time, on most highway and railway bridges, there is little or nothing out of the ordinary that comes up. Except when there is. A vivid example of what bridge inspection crews can find while using a Snooper™ truck or other under […]

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McClain is a Top Ally for Bridge Maintenance Companies

America’s highway and railway bridges must be continually inspected, repaired, and maintained. And it’s not a small task! As most of those in the industry know, the United States has more than 617,000 bridges and, of these, almost 260,000 of them are 50 years old or more. That’s 42 percent of our bridges, by the […]

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