SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government is adopting remote-controlled wireless cameras for safety checks at bridges spanning the Han River.
The new initiative will see the local government use wire and rail cameras to inspect hard-to-reach areas like facilities underneath bridges, without putting safety inspectors in danger.
“Until recently, a barge had to be dispatched with a crane so staff could inspect bridges from below. Thanks to the new high-resolution remote-controlled wire camera, pictures from various angles can be taken in real time,” the Seoul government said.
With the new cameras, workers won’t have to look inside each box girder, as rail cameras will take 3D photos inside for safety inspections.
“We’ll be able to check blind spots, which have been missed by human eyes in the past, and we’ll be free from restrictions posed by weather conditions and devices,” added a government official.
The Seoul government is trialing the new cameras at Cheonho Bridge and Olympic Bridge this year, with plans to introduce them at other locations in the future.