Lasers and radar used to examine Roman bridges

Published on March 24th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

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A group of researchers have employed the user of laser scanners and ground-penetrating radar to study 80 Roman and medieval bridges.

Discovering hidden arches, visualising the sloped outline characteristic of the medieval period, finding a Renaissance engraving on a Roman arch or detecting restorations: these are some of the results that have been obtained by researchers at the University of Vigo (Spain) in their study of more than 80 Roman and medieval bridges. The assessment was carried out with the help of a ground-penetrating radar, a laser scanner and mathematical models, technology that benefit conservation.

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Story: Plataforma SINC | Photo: Grupo de Geotecnologías Aplicadas (UVigo)

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