Underwater Photography for Bridge Inspections

Report No: 84-R3

Published in 1983

About the report:

A photographic technique was developed that enables divers in the Department to obtain clear photographs under typical conditions encountered in inspecting bridge components underwater. The equipment selected for the technique is inexpensive, readily available, and uncomplicated. The procedures were kept simple so that the training required would not involve extensive amounts of time. Once this type of data collection is established, the requirements for obtaining clear photographs in underwater inspections can be written into the performance specifications of contracts.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • Daniel D. McGeehan

Last updated: January 17, 2024

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