Category: Structural Inspection

Building Bridges without Tangling Traffic

By Dave Pantzlaff, PE Quite often in our world of designing bridges for clients, we come across situations where we cannot simply close the road, take out or rehabilitate the existing bridge, and provide a detour for the public while the bridge is under construction. Maybe the bridge is on a dead-end road, providing the… Read More »

Does My Bridge Need An Inspection?

Inspections are not required for this “nonqualifying” bridge in Broomfield, Colorado, but the City and County have such structures inspected regularly anyway. By Brian Schroeder, PE, CBI, CWI The federal government oversees and tracks the inspection and condition of the nation’s more than 600,000 bridges and pays for much of the repair and replacement to… Read More »

Studying Scour: FDOT Unknown Foundation Program Becomes Nationwide Model

Structural and geotechnical engineers count on support from the soils beneath a foundation to help provide motorists safe passage from Point A to Point B. In many states, bridge foundation support is achieved by piles that are driven deep into the ground. The piles penetrate and are embedded in the soils immediately beneath the bridge… Read More »