Last week I made the trip down to Louisville KY to assist with the Kennedy Bridge Fracture Critical Inspection. The trip got off to a rocky start with multiple flights being delayed and I spent about 14 hours stuck in the Denver Airport.
After getting to Louisville we were able to get started on the inspection despite a couple days of iffy weather that consisted of fog and scattered rain showers. On days that did not rain we were able to inspect the upper chord and diagonals. The lower chord, floorbeams and general photos were left for rainy days.
We were able to efficiently move throughout the structure only being delayed by locations that required NDT. We worked in groups of two or three, each group carried mag particle (MT) with them as to reduce the load on each climber while still being able to confirm deficiencies.