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Michael J. Malloy, P.E.
Director of Transportation Services
440-365-4730
malloym@ksassociates.com

Inspections of Iconic Movable Bridges, City of Cleveland, Ohio

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KS Associates, as Prime Consultant, providing engineering services for inspection of five iconic moveable bridges along the Cuyahoga River for the City of Cleveland. The project involved hands-on inspections of the Willow Avenue Lift Bridge, Center Street Swing Bridge, W. 3rd Street Lift Bridge, Carter Road Lift Bridge, and Eagle Avenue Lift Bridge.

Engineering services were completed in two phases: PhaseI Field Inspection, and Phase II detailed structural, mechanical and electrical inspection finding reports.  

For Phase I, KS conducted thorough field inspection of the structural components of the bridges and directed subconsultants to provide inspections of the mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical, components.

In Phase II, KS consolidated all findings and submitted a comprehensive in-depth inspection report for each structure as per the City of Cleveland, NBIS reporting requirements, and ODOT guidelines. This included updating all ODOT SMS inventory and inspection records. The in-depth inspection reports included detailed recommendations, including prioritizing required rehabilitations based on needs and associated probable costs reports.

All structures were inspected underwater for river bed and substructure unit conditions.