A Higher Profile

by Scott A. Lovell, P.E., Supervising Struct. Engr.; Parsons Brinckerhoff, Norfolk, VA,
James W. Long, III, P.E., Sr. Structu. Engr.; Parsons Brinckerhoff, Norfolk, VA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2003, Vol. 73, Issue 4, Pg. 80-88

Document Type: Feature article


After an extensive inspection revealed severe corrosion to the substructure of a low-lying bridge over salt water in Norfolk, Virginia, engineers devised a retrofit that included vertical extensions to the piles and a shallower superstructure to boost the crossing's elevation.

Subject Headings: Salt water | Inspection | Corrosion | Substructures | Bridge engineering | Rehabilitation | Piles | Superstructures | Virginia | United States

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