In 2016, B&N's bridge inspection crews mobilized prior to the arrival of Hurricane Matthew to support the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 2 and emergency response personnel immediately following the storm. Inspectors from three different B&N offices provided on-site expertise and assistance in St. Johns County, near St. Augustine.
The B&N team arrived one day before the storm hit to meet with FDOT District 2 officials and attend a kickoff meeting with FDOT bridge inspectors. The day after the storm, the team completed a two-phase inspection of 13 bridges.
During the first phase, inspectors drove by all of the bridges to determine if they were still standing and safe to cross. The team recommended closing the Shands Bridge until repairs could be made. All other bridges remained open, with select lane closures. Later that day, during the second phase, the team identified and documented bridge components in need of repair.