Friday, October 7, 2011

Caltrans Underwater

What is orange and black, swims underwater, and makes lots of bubbles? Well, it’s a Caltrans Structures Maintenance and Inspections Dive Team.

They may look like something you might have seen in the movie Few Good Men, they are a team of twelve structures maintenance engineers (not sailors) that travel the state to inspect bridges that cross over waterways to ensure they are safe for use.

Whether walking on the bottom of the San Francisco Bay to inspect the support structures of the Golden Gate Bridge, trudging through the murky waters of the Los Angeles Counties bridges, or in the Colorado River, this team is there.