Imaging a safer future - No 11 - May 2019

DTSS Validation

Validation Test conducted in Louisiana


During May NEXCO-West USA conducted a validation test to ratify the capabilities of the Deck Top Scanning System (DTSS) on a bridge crossing the Mississippi River between the states of Louisiana and Mississippi. The unique design of this cantilever bridge combines two structural types, truss and girder.


In just an hour, NEXCO-West USA engineers successfully inspected the whole bridge without any lane closure. The data analysis is conducted off-site, eliminating the inspector's exposure to the traffic. The DTSS evaluation determines the deficiencies reliably and follows the strict guidelines defined in the last edition of the AASHTO Manual for Bridge Element Inspection


Evaluating bridge deck conditions swiftly and accurately is increasingly critical to optimize the appropriate time, span and approaches for preventive maintenance and repair.


Click the link below to view the DTSS brochure.

NEXCO presenting at IBC

International Bridge Conference


NEXCO-West USA will be attending the International Bridge Conference (IBC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Maryland. This event, sponsored by the Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP), will be a great opportunity to discuss about the last advances in the bridge inspection field.


With more than 125 exhibitors expected to be there, this offers the perfect venue to network across the bridge community. The Conference Registration Desk will be located on the Ballroom Level of the Gaylord Resort and is open:


Monday: 7:00am-6:00pm - Tuesday: 7:00am-5:00pm - Wednesday: 7:00am-3:00pm


Please visit us at booth 335 located in the corner near WSDOT booth.

To review our previous newsletters, conference presentations and technology, please follow the links below:


Imaging a Safer Future No6 - December 2018

Imaging a Safer Future No7 - January 2019

Imaging a Safer Future No8 - February 2019

Imaging a Safer Future No9 - March 2019

Imaging a Safer Future No10 - April 2019

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