Owner: PANYNJ, NYSBA, TBTA

Biennial Bridge Inspections, NJ & NY


Scope of Work

Biennial Inspections │ Condition Survey


Project Description:

JPCL has been providing biennial bridge inspections for several county and state-owned bridges with several agencies in New York and New Jersey. These bridges vary in configurations including suspension bridges, truss bridges, beam bridges, concrete/steel arch bridges, tied arch and cable stayed bridges, and other steel/concrete bridge structures over major rivers, railroads, and roadways. Some of the projects include:

  • NYSBA: 2021 Newburgh-Beacon South Span, NY
  • NYSBA: 2020 Biennial Inspection Bear Mountain Bridge, NY
  • PANYNJ: 2019 Biennial Inspection of NJ Approaches to George Washington Bridge, Fort Lee, NJ
  • PANYNJ: 2018 Biennial Inspection LaGuardia Airport Ramps, Queens, NY
  • PANYNJ: 2018 Biennial Inspection JFK Airport Terminal Ramps, Queens, NY
  • MTA-TBTA 2018 Biennial Inspection Verrazano Bridge, NY
  • PANYNJ: 2017 Biennial Inspections Bayonne Bridge, Bayonne, NJ
  • PANYNJ: 2017 Biennial Inspection George Washington Bridge, Fort Lee, NJ
  • PANYNJ: 2017 Biennial Inspection Outer Bridge Crossing, Perth Amboy, NJ

The bridge inspections include entry/exit ramps from abutments to the deck including floor beams, stringers, top of deck, underside of decks, steel girders, bearings, barriers, sign structures, light poles, sidewalk, rail posts on all levels and various other components. The scope of services also includes bridge Load Rating using Load and Resistance Factor (LRFD), LFD, ASD, Load and Resistance Factor (LRFR), Load Factor Rating (LFR) and Allowable Stress Rating (ASR) methods as per AASHTO Bridge Evaluation Manual, NBIS and NJDOT Highway Bridge Load Rating standards and specifications.

In addition, JPCL reports Inspections and Condition Survey findings including immediate actions, priority repairs, and safety repairs with photos and AutoCAD drawings as per agency standards. The repairs and rehabilitation are identified for corrosion loss, weather impact, deterioration cracks, and other factors. The newly constructed bridges are also added onto the Bridge Data Information System (BDIS) for Inspection findings, inventory, and load rating as per PANYNJ requirements.