From small county structures to complex spans, B&N’s load rating experience covers an extensive range of bridge types and lengths. Tapping our bridge design and inspection expertise, our engineers have completed thousands of load ratings across the United States. We are familiar with multiple state load rating guidelines and have completed system-wide programs for Departments of Transportation.
Our engineers are well versed in finite element analysis and numerous finite element software packages, including:
The New River Gorge Bridge is one of the highest vehicular bridges in the United States and the longest steel arch bridge in the western hemisphere. Following six years of conducting an annual bridge inspection of this massive structure, the West Virginia Department of Transportation selected B&N to perform and update load rating and design repairs for select structural steel members. Watch a video of B&N’s team inspecting the New River Gorge Bridge