Massachusetts Department of Transportation

MassDOT Complex Bridge Inspections

Statewide, MA

Benesch is currently performing bridge inspection on complex bridge structures for MassDOT as a sub-consultant to the prime consultant. Bridge inspections are being performed in accordance with FHWA, AASHTO, and MassDOT requirements.

Specialized access equipment was utilized on many bridges, including suspended scaffolding, under-bridge snoopers, barges with aerial-lifts, off road aerial-lifts, bucket trucks, boats with aerial lifts, pipe staging and floats. Benesch coordinated with traffic control and various railroad agencies, local and state police. Inspections were performed during the night for traffic control during off-peak hours. Routine, Special Member and Fracture Critical Inspections performed.

Bridges inspected by Benesch under this contract include the Braga Bridge over Taunton River, I-90 over the Connecticut River, Rte. 116 over the CT River in Chicopee-Holyoke, and portions of the I-93 viaduct through Somerville.

Project highlights

  • Performed inspections of complex bridge structures
  • Inspections completed in accordance with FHWA, ASASHTO , & MassDOT requirements
  • Conducted inspections overnight during off-peak hours