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Drones help strengthen Kentucky infrastructure


In talking with my teen about newer, exciting uses for drones, she quipped, “Drones aren’t new, mom.” She’s right. The earliest unmanned aerial vehicle was seen in 1839, when Austrian soldiers attacked Venice using explosive-filled balloons.

I was right, too. Newer applications of this technology are taking place in our own backyard. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is an early-adopter, using drones to inform complex engineering projects. A recent use is capturing data on the Sherman Minton Bridge in Louisville to inform inspections and repairs.

I suppose a universe exists where teens and their parents can both be right.

Andrea Brady

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