TWM regularly provides railroad bridge inspection services to Class I, II, and II railroads. As part of a confidential Class I Railroad Bridge Load Capacity Rating Program, TWM was hired to record 3D laser scanning data on eight bridges across the country in a three-week period.
TWM’s team of 3D laser scanning professionals traveled to Colorado, California, and Wisconsin on short notice to scan each bridge. The team collected millions of data points for each bridge, and was able to accommodate the railroad’s imminent deadline.
After downloading and processing the data, TWM provided the data to the railroad in a format compatible with their computer programs. The client will be able to use the data as documentation of existing conditions and to determine necessary improvements to its infrastructure. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is requiring all railroads to have this information by September 2017.
The railroad had contracted another company to do the job before hiring TWM, but that firm failed to collect the required data for certain bridges. TWM exceeded expectations by delivering the desired product quickly and accurately.
TWM scanned the eight bridges in such a short period of time, we were able to add three additional bridges to the scope. Our goal is to add value to each project whenever possible, and this is one example of how we are able to go above and beyond for our clients.
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