Bridge Inspection / Load Ratings

Arora and Associates, P.C. (Arora) has provided bridge inspection services in accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) for the New Jersey and New York Departments of Transportation, the New Jersey Turnpike and New Jersey Highway Authorities, AMTRAK, NJ Transit (both electrified and non-electrified), the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.

We have inspected and rated over 2,000 highway and railroad bridges, as well as hundreds of overhead and cantilevered sign structures. Our expertise includes bridges traversing waterways, railroads, and highways, and encompasses the following types of structures: simple-span, continuous-span, curved girder, complex truss, welded steel box beams and rigid frame superstructures made of steel, timber, aluminum, plain reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete and composite steel and concrete. We have also inspected precast and cast-in-place single and multiple cell culverts. We use the latest load rating and design computer software, such as BAR7, PS3, BOX 5 and ISDS/STAADIII.

The primary responsibility of Arora's bridge inspection personnel is to ensure public safety and confidence in our clients' bridges and to protect public investment in the infrastructure.

Our professional staff consists of NBIS-qualified team leaders who are primarily Professional Engineers and thoroughly familiar with the latest FHWA bridge inspection procedures and criteria. Our inspection personnel are trained in work zone safety, railroad safety procedures, and confined space entry, as well as the use of fall protection equipment. Additionally, our staff is conversant with OSHA safety requirements and the operation of various types of under-bridge access equipment, such as snooper, UB-30, UB-60, 30-foot and 50-foot bucket trucks, hi-rail car bucket trucks, 85-foot and 110-foot man-lifts, and barge mounted cranes.

Arora is experienced in the evaluation of scour critical bridges and the design of scour countermeasures in accordance with HEC-18 and HEC-23, respectively. Arora evaluated and designed scour countermeasures for 32 bridges in northern New Jersey on a critical corridor leading to the George Washington Bridge.

To learn more, go to the Bridge Inspection / Load Ratings Projects page.