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Inspection of 32 RTA bridges in the Hunter Region

The inspection of 32 bridges was carried out by The Diving Co in the Hunter Region of NSW.

The inspection was to identify any potential problems with the concrete piles, piers and pylons on various bridges. The bridges were strip cleaned using either high pressure water or air chippers depending on the access and type of construction.

The bridges were videoed and any problems were photographed and reports submitted detailing faults, type of construction, scouring and general condition of bridge.

All the diving crew attended a 1 day bridge inspection course ran by the RTA to enable the dive crew to identify the start of potential problems in concrete and steel cases bridge piles.