RIDOT Underwater Bridge Inspections
Statewide – Rhode Island
W.J. Castle, P.E. & Associates, P.C. was retained as the underwater inspection consultant for AECOM’s statewide RIDOT bridge inspection team. The project included bridges across the state in a multi-year contract that was granted an extension year. Our team of engineer divers traveled across the state to bridges in both rural and urban areas to perform the underwater evaluations.
Structures varied in size from single span structures for local roads, to in-water piers for portions of I-95. All inspections were completed using our in-house dive gear and boats. The underwater team worked closely with the topside teams to coordinate scheduling such that the dates would coincide as close as possible to meet RIDOT requirements.
All reports were compiled using RIDOT format. The underwater team reviewed the NBE elements with the topside team for incorporation into the final coding. All inspections and reporting were completed on time and within budget.