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Binghamton utilizes robots to conduct floodwall video inspections

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The city of Binghamton is investing in its floodwalls by performing inspections to ensure the safety of the system.

Mayor Rich David visited crews conducting video inspections near the Court Street Bridge on Wednesday.

During the inspections, a camera attached to a robot travels through pipes known as “floodwall conduits.”

Officials say the video is then inspected and any areas of concern are further investigated.

“Of course what we are doing is trying to identify ways to improve the overall integrity of the floodwalls, which is critical piece of infrastructure that protects the city of Binghamton and other cities in the Southern Tier from severe flooding,” Mayor David said.

They mayor’s office says the inspections are required every five years by the Department of Environmental Conservation and Army Corps of Engineers.

According to the city, the projects costs approximately $50,000 and will be paid for by the city’s capital fund.


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