Thursday, 28 July 2016

Boyne Viaduct Bridge Aerial Survey

Boyne Viaduct Bridge Aerial Survey

Date: July 6th, 2016
Location: Boyne Viaduct Bridge
Completed by: Jonathan Byrne, Siyuan Chen


Boyne Viaduct Bridge is located in Drogheda, about 50 km north of Dublin city center. The viaduct is 30 meters high, comprises twelve stone arches on the south side, and a further three arches on the north. It was designed by the Irish civil engineer Sir John Benjamin Macneill, constructed in 1855, and refurbished in 2015.
Google Map

In the early morning, Jonathan and I inspected the south side with two flights.

Aerial Images


3D Reconstruction

3D reconstruction process was based on 287 aerial images and 321 ground images. Python Based platform VisualSFM[1], Commercial platform PhotoScanPro[2],  and open source platform Meshlab[3].

Aerial Video

In the last, let us enjoy a short aerial video.



Siyuan Chen
School of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
University College Dublin, Ireland

[1] VisualSFM was created by Changchang Wu at the University of Washington Seattle.

[2] PhotoScanPro, developed by Agisoft, is a stand-alone software product that performs photogrammetric processing of digital images and generates 3D spatial data.

[3] MeshLab is an open source, portable, and extensible system for the processing and editing of unstructured 3D triangular meshes.


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