Tag: National Bridge Inspection Standards
Underwater Inspection: When, Why, and How
By Rick Maslyn, CBI Some of the most important foundation elements of a bridge are its least visible – the abutments, piers, piles, and footings submerged under the waterline. Regular inspection, both above and below the waterline, helps to keep aging structures solid and stable. About the Expert: Rick Maslyn, Ayres’ supervisor of structural inspection,… 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. 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 keep them safe. Did you know… Read More »