Bridges are typically designed to provide 30 years of service, but their longevity depends on the amount of stress, such as traffic and weather. Proving these structures with continuous attention, however, can extend their lives.
F&V has National Highway Institute (NHI) building inspectors and designers to provide bridge inspections that are mandated by the federal government. The inspections insure public safety, help identify needs, provide solutions to prolong their lives and data to prioritize funding for repairs.
Fixing problems before they worsen and cause further problems saves your community money. Whether it’s resurfacing, sealing the deck or replacing pins, when it comes to bridges, a little preventative maintenance can go a long way toward maximizing the lifespan of these structures.