DOT investigating surveillance technologies for bridges, tunnels

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, August 21, 2003

August 21, 2003

WASHINGTON - The United States Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to Fulcrum Corp., Fairfax, Va., to report on the effectiveness of several surveillance technologies that may be used in monitoring bridges and tunnels nationwide.

The $169,000 contract calls for consulting firm Fulcrum to deliver a report and technical summary on closed-circuit cameras, electronic detection and monitoring devices, tracking devices and alarm systems. These technologies will be evaluated not only in terms of effectiveness, but for cost, design and applicability.

The award was announced earlier this week on, where government buyers post business opportunities to solicit bids from commercial vendors.

The DOT said the study will be used to help individual states learn the benefits of these technologies in order to improve the level of security around their bridges and tunnels. No target date for delivery of the report was announced.