Halifax Harbour Bridges
The Halifax Harbour MacDonald Bridge, operated by Halifax Harbour Bridges (HHB) are a main features of the city. These spanning massive pieces of critical infrastructure are over one kilometer in length and providing continuous multiple lanes of pedestrian, bicycle, and roadway access between Dartmouth and Halifax since 1955.
EastPoint’s Technology team used 3D liDAR scanners to create complete, photorealistic, intensely accurate recreations of the bridges for Asset Management purposes. These will allow Halifax Harbour Bridge teams to use the with high-dynamic range imagery data, to direct new maintenance activities and plan infrastructure upgrades well into the future. Using Augmented Reality, AR HHB’s personnel can use tablets or goggles to inspect the bridge or perform maintenance.
Multiple days were used to capture thousands of unique data points of the bridges. These scans were merged creating a single master model that can be easily accessed and manipulated in the field or office by maintenance crews, planners, engineers for asset management purposes.