Bridge Inspection Program Manager for Municipality,
Falls Church, Virginia


  • Program Management
  • Capital Planning
  • Bridge Inspection
  • Bridge Repair Recommendations


SAI worked with the City of Falls Church in Virginia to identify and initiate a bridge inspection program. Prior to 2013 the City had not performed any inspections of the bridge and culvert crossings in the jurisdiction. SAI was selected to assist the City in creating a sustainable bridge inspection program. SAI identified and recorded GPS coordinates, structure type/material, span length/opening size, structure width, and general condition. SAI created a spreadsheet file with the obtained information, classified each structure as NBI or Non-NBI, and recommended inspection frequency for each structure based on NBIS and VDOT criteria. SAI acted as the Program Manager on behalf of the City of Falls Church in multiple meetings with VDOT to begin the initial inspections. SAI performed the initial inspections and introduced City personnel to the bridge inventory in the field including project managers, design engineers, and maintenance personnel. SAI recommended repair items that the City maintenance forces could complete and items that would need to be included in a larger scale repair contract. SAI provided guidance on frequency and cost for performing the maintenance items discussed as well as comprehensive maintenance guides from other jurisdictions. SAI developed inspection reports that met NBIS and VDOT standards. SAI compiled a master list of all the repair recommendations and worked with the City’s project manager to prioritize the repairs while considering the funds available from the available budget. SAI performed the 2015 annual inspections of the NBI structures that required a 12 month inspection frequency and performed the initial inspection of the Non-NBI structures. With the initial cycle of inspections completed, SAI is working with the City to make long term projections for inspection, maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation costs.

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