Collins provided professional engineering services related to bridge inspection for the Smith Avenue High Bridge in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Supplemental inspection information was needed in anticipation of a bridge rehabilitation and deck replacement. The Collins’ team proposed and utilized rope access in order to perform the inspection without the need for snoopers or traffic control which significantly reduced costs and the impacts to the traveling public. Key inspection points included the PT strand anchor points inside the arch and the deck joint areas.
The inspections were led by a Minnesota Certified Bridge Inspection Team Leader and were coordinated with state inspection staff.