We conduct detailed load analysis of structures and recommend reduced load posting or repairs as necessary.  In addition to providing complete hands on bridge inspection services we also evaluate each structure and provide both short-term and long-term maintenance and repair recommendations to assist the owner in their bridge asset management.

Our bridge inspection services include:

  • Steel and Pre-stressed / Concrete Structures
  • Fracture Critical: Non-Redundant
  • Pin and Hanger
  • Paint Removal/Application
  • Bridge Paint Warranty
  • Detailed Inspections
  • Scour Analysis: Level I and Level II
  • Stream Bed Cross Sections Survey
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Bridge Rehabilitation Projects
  • Post Construction Bridge Inspections
  • Evaluation of Structurally Challenged Bridges
  • High Strength Bolt Inspection
  • Overhead Sign Truss Inspection
  • Load Analysis

Our inspectors all maintain NHI certifications and are fully knowledgeable with the NBIS, AASHTO, State D.O.T., and Pontis Bridge Inspection procedures and requirements.  We have also developed in-house guidelines and summary manuals for inspecting structures and have provided bridge inspection training to various state and local agencies.  We ensure our client's specifications are met by providing trained inspectors, technical support, electronic report distribution (field laptop computers) and equipment necessary for each project.

In compliance with the Federal Highway Administration Code of Federal Regulations, National Bridge Inspection Standards: §650.303 each highway department must implement a bridge inspection program.

Great Lakes Engineering Group, LLC (GLEG) has inspected hundreds of bridges throughout Michigan to comply with these regulations.  Our clients include many State Departments of Transportation (D.O.T.), local government agencies, private engineering and consulting firms, and railroad companies.

Our goal is to meet the diverse needs of our clients by following documented guidelines and developing complimentary in-house procedures by utilizing state of the art technology.