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Post-Sandy Emergency Bridge Inspections


Brooklyn/Staten Island, New York<br style='line-height:2px'>New York State Department of Transportation

HAKS conducted emergency bridge inspections in Brooklyn and Staten Island in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy under its biennial bridge inspection contract with NYSDOT. We proactively notified NYSDOT that emergency inspections of six bridges would be necessary because of possible erosion or scour susceptibility. Although the HAKS field office was closed on October 30, 2012 due to the storm, HAKS inspectors proceeded with the scheduled post-hurricane emergency bridge inspections.

NYSDOT determined that all of its main line bridges and bridges over water in Brooklyn and Staten Island needed to be inspected for damage. From October 31st through November 10th, HAKS’ bridge inspection teams expanded their emergency response plans to include 235 additional bridges, for a total of 241 bridges. HAKS’ inspectors discovered fallen overhead sign structures, damaged highway signs and light poles, undermined substructure units and other defects. All noted deficiencies were promptly reported to NYSDOT for corrective action.