HBM-CDOT-CBIT Bridge Inspections

Project Location

Various Locations, City of Chicago

Services Provided

NBIS Bridge Inspection, Bridge Rating, and Emergency Repair

Project Owner

Chicago Department of Transportation

Project Contact (Prime)

HBMEngineering Group, LLCMoussaA. Issa, PhD, PE, SE/ Project Manager (708) 236-0900

Project Duration

October 2005 –December 2010 August 2017-Ongoing

Key Team Members

Lisa Buntin, Project Engineer John Saraceno, Structural Engineer William Mardauss. Team Leader Mustafa Alobaidi, Team Leader Mahmoud A. Issa, Team Leader Dan Abraham, Team Leader

Biennial NBIS Bridge Inspections2005-2010

  • 2005-2006: 52 Bridges
  • 2006-2007: 39 Bridges
  • 2007-2008: 101 Bridges
  • 2008-2009: 80 Bridges
  • 2009-2010: 54 Bridges

Biennial Bridge Inspections were also performed at O’Hare Airport (13 bridges) and Midway Airport (11 Bridges) during 2005, 2007, 2009.

Bridge Ratings

  • Michigan Avenue –Oak Street Interchange (S.N. 016-0262)
  • South Ashland Avenue Overpass over Pershing Road (S.N. 016-6133)
  • North Western Avenue Overpass at Belmont Avenue (S.N. 016-6134)
  • South Water Street Viaduct –Beaubien Court to Stetson Street (S.N. 016-6146)
  • Fullerton Drive Bridge over Lincoln Park Lagoon (S.N. 016-6200)
  • Canal Street –Harrison to Taylor (S.N. 016-6261)

Emergency Repair

  • Lake Street over the South Branch of the Chicago River (S.N. 016-6029)
  • 18th Street –East of the River (S.N. 016-6116)
  • 18th Street –West of the River (S.N. 016-6117)
  • South Ashland Avenue Overpass over Pershing Road (S.N. 016-6133)
  • Lake Shore Drive over LaSalle Drive (S.N. 016-6189)
  • Central Park Drive over Garfield Park Lagoon (S.N. 016-6198)

CBIT Bridge Inspections (2017-Ongoing)

  • Project management and document control; coordination and mobilization; field inspection, evaluation and documentationand report preparation.
  • Performing Quality Assurance/Quality Control for this project. Specific areas addressed in the QA/QC program include standards anddocuments, document control, technical review, quality records, and training.