The Blue Ridge Tunnel is a historic railroad tunnel that runs through Blue Ridge Mountains in Nelson County, Central Virginia. The tunnel was decommissioned in 1944 and has since been closed to visitors because of safety concerns. In recent years, the County received funding to restore the tunnel and reopen it as a pedestrian rail trail. Part of the restoration process required an initial assessment of the safety and state of the tunnel. For this job, project organizers called on Nicola Bezzo and his team at University of Virginia, and their Jackal UGV mobile robot.
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