Bridge Assessment / Engineering / Rehab
Connecting people, places, and commerce around and over obstacles of all kinds, bridges enable safer, more convenient passage. With the average age of America’s bridges reaching 43 years, maintaining your structures is now more vital than ever to keep the country moving.
When it comes to designing, replacing, or rehabilitating bridges, you have a lot to think about: age, congestion, soaring construction costs, lack of funds for maintenance—the list goes on. What is the most cost-effective structure type? What design is the most constructible? How can you minimize impacts on traffic during construction? For bridge rehabilitation, what are the issues with the existing structure? What options would best address the deficient conditions? Are the deficiencies structural (deck, girders, piers, abutments) or functional (inadequate lane widths, trails, etc.)? And if the bridge is historic, how do you work through the historical review process?
With so many questions, you need a trusted consultant who has the answers.
Bridging the Gaps
Hundreds of bridges across the U.S. bear our seal: highway interchanges, river and stream crossings, railroad structures, light rail bridges, and pedestrian walkways. Kimley-Horn’s multi-disciplinary expertise spans both roadway and bridge engineering, successfully integrating the full range of your project’s demands—from planning and surveying through design and construction administration.
Our experienced staff has already encountered and surmounted just about every challenge your project could throw at us. So, go ahead. Challenge us. We’re ready. We have a simple philosophy of bridge engineering: foresee the challenges, find the solutions, and meet your expectations to ensure a successful project.