McClain & Co., Inc. - 65ft Underbridge Inspection Unit

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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McClain & Co., Inc. - 40ft Underbridge Inspection Unit Bucket Snooper Truck

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 Under Bridge Maintenance Hero

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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McClain & Co., Inc. - 40ft Underbridge Inspection Unit Bucket Snooper Truck

How a Snooper™ Truck Makes Bridge Inspection Projects Easier

The venerable Snooper™ truck has been around for almost five decades now, the very first model being sold back in 1964. And they have been associated with bridge inspection and repair from the start. As we noted in an earlier article, the original equipment was designed to “inspect, repair, sandblast, paint” underneath bridge decks. And […]

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What Makes McClain So Unique? An Employees POV

Companies, like people, are complex and multi-faceted. And no two are exactly alike. McClain & Co., Inc. known publicly for its long-standing tradition of delivering superb customer service, its high standards when it comes to equipment and safety, and the collective expertise, knowledge, and experience of its employees. But McClain and Company, along with owner […]

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Under Bridge Inspection Unit McClain

A Brief Guide to Under Bridge Inspections

There were more than 617,000 bridges in the United States as of 2019. Out of these, close to 260,000 of them – or 42 percent – are at least 50 years old. In addition, it’s been reported that 46,154, or almost eight percent of our nation’s bridges, are considered structurally deficient (SD). These statistics come […]

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