Leo has worked on long-span bridges that connect all five boroughs of New York City including the oldest, the High Bridge.

As a vice president in the firm’s Weidlinger Transportation practice, Leo Fernandez is involved in a wide range of transportation infrastructure projects, including both new and existing structures. He has more than 20 years of structural engineering and project management experience in the design, analysis, rehabilitation and inspection of roadway, transit, railway and pedestrian bridges and various structures.

High-profile Projects
During his career, Leo has built up a solid portfolio of transportation work for both public and private sector clients, primarily in the New York metro region. His credits include providing engineering services for the AirTrain at both Newark Liberty and John F. Kennedy international airports, rehabilitation work at the Verrazano Narrows and Williamsburg bridges, repair work at the Henry Hudson and Tappan Zee bridges and more recently, the award-winning rehabilitation of the High Bridge in Bronx, New York. Leo has experience with alternative project delivery methods, particularly design-build projects.

Guiding Tomorrow’s Engineers
Leo enjoys sharing his knowledge with the next generation of engineers and helping them along their career paths. He has been active in the ACE Mentor program and is currently involved in the senior design program at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, where he advises students on capstone projects.

Outside of Work
An avid runner, Leo has completed five marathons, more than a dozen half marathons, several triathlons and a half Ironman. These days, instead of trying to achieve a personal best or beat a previous time, he runs for a charity or to help others get through their first marathon experience. Leo also enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures.

Expertise
• Bridge design and analysis
• Bridge rehabilitation and inspection
• Historic preservation
• Long-span structures
• Project management
• Resilience engineering