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Modjeski & Masters returns to Benjamin Franklin Bridge

The 2018 biennial inspection of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge is to be carried out by Modjeski & Masters, whose founder designed the structure.

Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) owns the historic structure, which is over 9,500 ft in total length and features a 1,750ft main suspended span.

As the prime consultant for this contract, Modjeski & Masters will perform a close, visual, hands-on inspection of the bridge. The goal is to update the condition of all fracture-critical members and fatigue-sensitive parts. Modjeski & Masters will also write a bridge-specific load rating manual for the bridge, as well as performing a subsequent load rating on the bridge in accordance with the manual.

“This project and the bridge in general is particularly special to our firm. Back in the 1920s, our founder, Ralph Modjeski, led the original design and construction effort, and now, in our 125th year, we’re proud to continue his work on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge,” said Mike Britt, president and CEO of Modjeski & Masters.

Modjeski and Masters will kick off the bridge inspections later this month and is scheduled to deliver the final report to DRPA in December 2018.  

 

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This article was published on 21 Mar 2018 (last updated on 21 Mar 2018).

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