American writer and Professor of Biochemistry, Isaac Asimov, speaking at the Newark College of Engineering in New Jersey, once said, “I discovered, to my amazement that all through history there had been resistance and bitter, exaggerated, last-stitch resistance to every significant technological change that had taken place on earth. Usually the resistance came from those groups who stood to lose influence, status, money as a result of the change.” Professor Asimov’s comments are astute in observing bridge inspections in the US. One could even say truer words were never spoken. As the world’s only super power, the US is expected to set standards for the rest of the world to follow. So it seems incredulous, even shocking, to observe antiquated methodology still used extensively in inspecting the country’s vital bridges.