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Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Services Market Size - By Inspection Type (Superficial, Damage, Routine, Special, Principal), By Bridge Type (Transportation Overbridge, Pedestrian Overbridge, Railway Overbridge, Pipeline Bridge), Technique & Forecast 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6433
  • Published Date: Aug 2023
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Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Services Market Size

Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Services Market size was valued at USD 5.3 billion in 2022 and is poised to register a CAGR of 3.9% between 2023 and 2032. Driven by rapid urbanization and population growth. Fast-paced urban migration and population growth have led to increased traffic on bridges, accelerating wear and tear. This may cause a surge in incidents such as collapses or accidents on bridges can have severe consequences, propelling the demand for regular inspections and maintenance. As more people rely on these structures, the need for proper maintenance becomes more critical, augmenting the market growth. 
 

Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Services Market

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Governments and regulatory bodies often impose strict regulations and standards for bridge safety and maintenance. To ensure compliance with these regulations and avoid penalties, the need for regular inspection of bridges stands crucial, fostering the demand for bridge inspection and maintenance services.

 

However, many governments and infrastructure owners face budgetary limitations, and allocating funds for bridge inspection and maintenance can be challenging. Competing priorities for public spending, such as healthcare, education, and other infrastructure projects, can lead to reduced funding for bridge maintenance, limiting the implementation of comprehensive inspection and maintenance programs.
 

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the bridge inspection and maintenance services market. Lockdowns and restrictions disrupted regular inspection schedules, delaying maintenance activities and potentially exacerbating infrastructure deterioration. Budget reallocations to address pandemic-related needs strained funding for bridge maintenance projects. For instance, in the United States, some states faced challenges in funding essential infrastructure projects due to revenue shortfalls caused by the pandemic. The reduced workforce availability due to health concerns also slowed down inspection operations. These factors collectively highlighted the vulnerability of bridge maintenance systems during crises.
 

Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Services Market Trends

Regular maintenance and timely repairs extend the lifespan of bridges and reduce the need for costly emergency repairs or full-scale replacements. This cost-effectiveness is a significant driver for inspection and maintenance services. Besides, increasing incidences of bridge failures will further carve a healthy growth trajectory for the bridge inspection and maintenance services industry.
 

In a recent turn of events, a 100-year-old suspension bridge collapsed in the town of Morbi, Gujarat, India, killing at least 135 people and injuring over 200. A combination of factors is held responsible for the collapse, including heavy rains, overloading, and poor maintenance. As incidents involving bridge failures or accidents receive media attention, public awareness about the importance of bridge safety and maintenance grows. This can lead to increased pressure on authorities to conduct regular inspections, which will help strengthen the bridge inspection and maintenance services market outlook.
 

Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Services Market Analysis

Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Market Size, By Bridge Construction, 2021 – 2032, (USD Billion)

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The permanent segment dominated approximately 81% of the market share in 2022. Bridge inspection and maintenance services are witnessing high demand in permanent bridge construction due to their essential role in ensuring structural integrity and longevity of these vital transportation links. As permanent bridges are designed for long-term use, regular inspections and proactive maintenance are necessary to prevent deterioration caused by environmental factors and heavy traffic loads. Effective maintenance enhances safety and reduces the likelihood of unexpected failures, contributing to overall durability and reliability of permanent bridges, thus driving the increased demand for these services in this sector.
 

Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Services Market, By Inspection Type, 2022

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The routine segment captured around 72% of the bridge inspection and maintenance services market revenue share in 2022. Routine Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Services are gaining popularity due to their crucial role in ensuring public safety and preserving infrastructure longevity. With aging bridges and increased traffic demands, regular inspections help identify potential hazards and maintenance needs early, preventing costly emergency repairs and replacements. The adoption of advanced technologies such as commercial drones and sensors makes inspections more efficient and accurate. Proactive maintenance strategies save costs in the long run, extend bridge lifespans, and align with sustainable infrastructure management practices, making routine services an integral part of modern infrastructure development.
 

 France Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Services Market Size, 2021 -2032

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Europe bridge inspection and maintenance services market acquired 28% of the market share in 2022 and is expected to grow at a notable CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The demand for bridge inspection and maintenance services in Europe is primarily impelled by the region's aging infrastructure, stringent safety regulations, and the need to ensure uninterrupted connectivity across countries. The European Union's commitment to sustainable infrastructure further propels the demand, as maintenance aligns with environmental goals. These factors collectively emphasize the necessity of robust inspection and maintenance services to safeguard public safety and maintain efficient transportation networks.
 

Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Services Market Share

Major players operating in the bridge inspection and maintenance services market are:

  • American Rail Engineers Group
  • ATS Engineering
  • Ayres Associates Inc.
  • Burns & McDonnel
  • CEC Corporation
  • Collins Engineer
  • Infrastructure Preservation Corporation
  • Johnson
  • Mirmiran & Thompson
  • KCI Technologies
  • Mabey Group
  • Mistras Group
  • Patriot Rail Company
  • Stantec
  • TUV Rheinland
  • Volkert Inc.
  • and WSP Global.

These companies focus on offering innovative services to increase their market share.
 

Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Services Industry News

  • In June 2023, Compass Group Equity Partners, a St. Louis-based private equity firm specializing in growing lower middle market companies invested in Anderson UnderBridge, a manufacturer of mobile bridge inspection trailers and trucks utilized in the inspection and maintenance of bridge infrastructure.
     

This bridge inspection and maintenance services market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Million) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Inspection Type

  • Superficial
  • Routine
  • Special
  • Principal
  • Damage

By Inspection Purpose

  • Inventory inspection
  • Condition inspection
  • Maintenance inspection
  • Rehabilitation inspection

By Technique

  • Visual inspection
  • Non-Destructive inspection
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Aerial and drone inspection
  • Underwater inspection

By Bridge Construction

  • Permanent
  • Temporary

By Bridge Type

  • Transportation overbridge
  • Pedestrian overbridge
  • Railway overbridge
  • Pipeline bridge

By End User Industry

  • Government
  • Transportation
  • Private sector
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • ANZ 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia

 

Authors: Preeti Wadhwani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global market size for bridge inspection and maintenance services surpassed USD 5.3 billion in 2022 and will witness 3.9% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, due to the rapid urbanization and population growth worldwide.
The permanent bridge construction segment recorded more than 81% of the bridge inspection and maintenance services market share in 2022, driven by rising adoption for long-term use, regular inspections and proactive maintenance.
The routine inspection type segment held around 72% of the bridge inspection and maintenance services market share in 2022, owing to their crucial role in ensuring public safety and preserving infrastructure longevity.
Europe held over 28% share of the bridge inspection and maintenance services industry share in 2022 and will observe notable CAGR from 2023 to 2032, owing to the presence of aging infrastructure and stringent safety regulations in the region.

Bridge Inspection & Maintenance Services Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 16
  • Tables & Figures: 431
  • Countries covered: 18
  • Pages: 300
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