This is so cool! One form of transportation will be used to take pictures of another! A small blimp like this one will be used to get exactly the right photo angles of the Sullivan Road Bridge southbound across the Spokane River tomorrow.
The blimp, which carries two to three pounds of camera equipment, is tentatively expected to launch sometime during the early afternoon and will be in the air for about two hours.
The 15 foot long by 8 foot diameter blue and white blimp will be tethered to an operator on the ground, who will maneuver it into position and then use radio controls to adjust the camera to get the photos. The photos will be used to help create visual simulations depicting the finished bridge and its relation to the surrounding environment.
Drivers in the area at the time of the blimp operation are warned to keep their attention on the roadway.