Vertical and Horizontal Clearance
Currently, many organizations utilize manual methods to measure vertical and horizontal bridge clearances. Not only is this time consuming, but also costly and dangerous, compromising the safety of employees as well as passing motorists. Poor or inaccurate data can cause damage to vehicles and highway structures. Conversely, overly conservative routing inhibits economic activity and provides the impetus for unauthorized route modifications. Mandli’s LiDAR system provides a far superior method to older collection practices. The LiDAR sensors collect a point cloud of data, scanning the roadway and surrounding environment. Mandli’s software takes this point cloud and analyzes it for bridge data, extracting the vertical and horizontal clearance measurements. The system provides a cost-effective means of collecting this important dataset in a single pass at highway speeds.