Drones trialled for the inspection of large railway structures [Network Rail]

Date: 12/03/2018

The LNE&EM route Structures asset management team is trialling the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to inspect large structures in a safer and more cost efficient way. The vehicles, commonly known as drones, are being used to get a closer look at five arch viaducts on the route, including the Grade 1 listed, 28-span Royal Border Bridge in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.

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An aerial view of Riddings Viaduct on the former Langholm branch (closed 1967), taken during the evening of 12 April 2015 from a drone. [See image 42976]
Location: Riddings Viaduct
Company: Langholm Branch (North British Railway)
12/04/2015 Kevin McCartney