This project took the Jones|Carter survey team to a 1400 linear foot bridge stretching across the Colorado River in La Grange. Conventional surveying methods were used to obtain the top-of-bank and channel measurements of the river on both sides, as well as the embankments and the exact bride location. The team used a TX – 8 to scan the sides and under the bridge to start a point cloud, then mobile LiDAR was used as they drove across the bridge to capture the driving deck and the other sides of the truss to create a full map of the bridge.
The team was able to capture a huge amount of data in a very short period of time. This was a very old bridge with narrow lanes, but safety was a primary concern. Thanks to this unique combination of surveying techniques, the work was completed during normal business hours without interference or endangerment to the public or any of our crews.
More of our survey teams’ past projects can be found on the Surveying services page of our website.