With more than 20,000 NBIS inspections completed to date, Burgess & Niple is nationally recognized as a leader in bridge inspection. Our inspectors are trained structural engineers who understand bridge mechanics and can distinguish between cosmetic problems and structural defects. Our clients can count on reliable data to make accurate decisions regarding maintenance, rehabilitation and replacement.
Over 30 years ago, B&N pioneered a structural inspection approach using industrial rope access and adapted climbing techniques. Using this method that has proven to be safer, faster and less expensive than traditional methods, we have inspected 1,000+ bridges and saved clients more than $20 million.
B&N delivers inspection results quickly and accurately using the latest in data collection and reporting technology. This includes iPads and tablet computers and B&N’s customized web-based, paperless reporting system that allows inspectors to access and record information in the field.
Our inspection team has extensive experience providing emergency structural assessments. Our mobile field units are on-call 24/7 and equipped to operate for extended periods of time under various emergency conditions. B&N’s structural access methods limit the need for heavy equipment, which maximizes safety and efficiency in rapid response situations.
Within 24 hours of a naval ship striking a critical steel member on the Mathews Bridge in Jacksonville, Florida, B&N engineers were on site to inspect and help facilitate repair plans for this vital transportation link. Read more about this emergency inspection and how B&N’s adapted climbing techniques provided a significant advantage.