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Queens County Biennial Bridge Inspections


Queens County, New York<br style='line-height:2px'>New York State Department of Transportation

HAKS is performing biennial bridge inspections in Queens County for NYSDOT, Region 11. The project comprises 480 bridges with 3,090 spans. Bridges requiring special attention include those near Citi Field and Arthur Ashe Stadium where inspections must be coordinated with scheduled events to avoid lane closures.

The structures will range in size from simple, one-span bridges to larger, multi-span bridges like the Cross Bay Boulevard and Rikers Island bridges as well as lift and drawbridges. All inspection reports will be produced electronically and transmitted to NYSDOT after review by the HAKS quality control engineer.

Along the heavily traveled Long Island Expressway, bridge inspections will be grouped by proximity to each other and work will be scheduled to minimize impacts to traffic. Complicated sets of ramps at two interchanges of the Van Wyck Expressway will require extra care in locating, inspecting and providing work zone traffic control.

If the condition of a bridge is found to have changed significantly since its last inspection, the bridge load rating will be recomputed as part of the inspection. The load rating analysis will be performed using Virtis and BLRS.   Significant deficiencies will be thoroughly documented and forwarded to NYSDOT for prompt action.

Accomplishing all this work on time requires tight scheduling of staff, effective maintenance and protection of traffic and subconsultant support. Accessing highways and local street bridges will require lane closures and maintenance and protection of traffic.  All lane closures will strictly adhere to NYSDOT and NYCDOT restrictions.  Advance notice of all lane closures will be coordinated with NYSDOT, with notification to the NYSDOT Traffic Command Center.