Bridge collapse

Forensic Damage Inspections

When damage occurs to a bridge or any concrete or steel structure through an impact or fire, it can create internal damage not visible to the eye. Infraspect’s forensic condition assessment can locate internal damage to reinforcement that can compromise the structure's ability to carry its intended loads.

The damage may not be apparent at the time of impact and may not show up until years later, shortening the life expectancy of the structure and increasing its maintenance costs.

Infraspect’s forensic condition assessment can locate internal damage caused by an impact on a structure so that it can be repaired before it affects the surrounding areas. Bridge Inspections using Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) methods with Infraspect’s Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) services are the best way to assess the integrity of an asset for public safety.

Infraspect’s forensic inspection services can span many different infrastructure asset types from bridges to docks, dams, ports, roadways, and more.

Truck hits bridge

Bridge inspections for forensic assessments can include:

Roadway inspections
Load rating assessment
Size of rebar placement
Tendon inspections
CableStay inspections
Column inspections
Erosion, scour & changes in grade
Fracture critical inspections
Structural integrity assessment

Some of the bridge inspection assessments that Infraspect performs as part of their forensic inspection not only comply with the National Bridge Inspection Standards but exceed The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) standards as well as FHWA requirements.

Many of these tests are performed to a much higher standard than conventional inspections utilizing Infraspect’s patented robotic NDE services to see through concrete and steel and assess the structural integrity of our nation's infrastructure.