HBM-IDOT-BBS-PTB 172-Item 24 Major River Bridge Inspection and Load Rating

Project Location

Various Locations, State of Illinois

Services Provided

NBIS Bridge Inspection and Bridge Rating

Project Owner


Project Contact

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

Prime Consultants:

WSP | Parsons BrinckerhoffContact: Jamal Grainawi, PE, SE

Key Team Members

Lisa Buntin, Project Engineer John Saraceno, Structural Engineer Mustafa Alobaidi, Team Leader

Major River Bridge Inspection and Rating

HBM Engineering Group was part of WSP USA (Parsons Brinckerhoff) team to inspect major river bridges. The inspection was performed on the following bridges: I-64 over Wabash River (S.N. 097-0003 & 097-0004), IL 136 over Illinois River (S.N. 063-0002), Keokuk Bridge US 136 over Mississippi River (S.N. 034-0062), I-74 over Illinois River (S.N. 090-0001), IL 178 over Illinois River (S.N. 050-0088), and Centennial Bridge US 67 over Mississippi River. The inspection included NBIS, Fracture Critical, Element Level and underwater investigation. NDT testing was also performed on the Pin and Links. Ultrasonic Thickness Gage measurement and Dye Penetrant testing were utilized for investigating steel members condition. Underwater Sonar inspection was also utilized to investigate the substructure scour condition.