KS Associates was the prime consultant to the City of Cleveland to provide engineering services for inspection of five iconic movable bridges along the Cuyahoga River. 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: Phase I – Field Inspections, and Phase II – Detailed Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical Inspection Reports.
For Phase I, KS Associates conducted thorough field inspection of the structural components of the bridges. Our team directed subconsultants, who provided inspections of the mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical components.
In Phase II, KS Associates consolidated all findings and submitted a comprehensive in-depth inspection report for each structure according to City of Cleveland, NBIS, and ODOT guidelines. This included updating all ODOT SMS inventory and inspection records. The in-depth inspection reports included detailed recommendations and prioritized required rehabilitations based on needs and associated probable costs reports.
All structures were inspected underwater for river bed and substructure unit conditions.