The Kosciuszko Bridge in New York, connecting Greenpoint in Brooklyn to Maspeth in Queens, is the city's first cable-stayed highway bridge. As of 2016, an estimated 163,00 vehicles use the bridge daily.
We provided biennial, interim and special inspections in Brooklyn and Staten Island for the New York State Department of Transportation’s 2017-2018 inspection cycle. During this cycle, 421 bridges with 2,200 spans were inspected, including Kosciuszko Bridge's new eastern and western spans.
- The inspections included structural and safety inspection, report preparation in accordance with the AASHTO Bridge Element Inspection Manual, inventory verification and updating, Level 2 load ratings, and other ancillary tasks.
- This cycle included our initial inspection of the new Kosciuszko Bridge which served as a baseline for future inspections of this complex structure.
- We assisted New York State Department of Transportation in developing specific guidelines used to prepare the bridge record and inventory of its components.
- Challenges included coordination with various agencies such as the New York City Department of Transportation, Long Island Rail Road, New York City Transit and Staten Island Rapid Transit, performing nighttime inspections, and conducting emergency inspections as requested by New York State Department of Transportation.