Monday, October 22, 2012

Sullivan Road Bridge Blimp Pictures

I told you last week how a small blimp would be used to take photos of the Sullivan Road West Bridge to get exactly the right photo angles.  These pictures are of the actual photo shoot, and the ones below pictures that the blimp took. Insight Low Altitude Photography spent about two hours taking 200 images that Spokane Valley will receive to help with their project to rebuild the aging bridge. 

The 15 foot long by 8 foot diameter blue and white blimp was tethered to an operator on the ground, who maneuvered it into position and then used radio controls to adjust the camera to get the photos.

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About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.