Aerial Survey Case Studies

Drone Bridge Surveys

A Bridge Survey Inspection Using a Drone, Leeds West Yorkshire

We recently carried out a drone photographic bridge inspection in the Leeds area, to determine the condition of the structure following a flood surge.  The bridge had been badly damaged and had to be closed to traffic. The local council contacted Hopgrove as they needed detailed information fast, and it was feared the bridge might collapse. Utilising both high resolution aerial photography and UHD video our drones delivered incredibly detailed results.  In addition to providing aerial survey images we also shot a large amount of photographs from lots of angles and positions. These images were then used to create a 3D model of the bridge, to further help the survey team.

How we Film Drone Bridge Inspections

We use drone systems and support technology from the market leaders in the drone and aerial filming industry. The DJI Inspire drones have quiet, vibration free brushless electric motors to enable unobtrusive filming with battery technology that allows practical and effective flight times.

The Zenmuse camera systems are 3 axis, gyro stabilised and shoot incredible 4K UHD video and high resolution 15 megapixel still images. Images are streamed live to our control systems enabling precise control and stunning aerial filming to be accomplished quickly and accurately.

Because Hopgrove are fully certified by the Civil Aviation Authority for commercial drone filming work and drone bridge inspection work, we are able to film from the air with all of the required permissions in place and ensure we are always legally compliant on site.

Together with the £5 million public liability insurance we carry and the CSCS construction site certification for site safety, we were able to film drone bridge inspections in a cost effective way.

If you would like a cost effective photographic survey of a bridge or any other structure contact our team today.

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