What we do
We review county, township and municipal bridge plans to help ensure compliance with current MnDOT Bridge Office specifications and policies, AASHTO specifications and the state building code. We review plans for: vehicular bridges and tunnels, pedestrian bridges, tunnels and boardwalks, culverts, retaining walls, bridge rehabilitations and repair projects, parking ramps, and other related structures. In addition to reviewing local bridge plans, we provide technical assistance in design, load rating and permitting, hydraulics and construction.
We serve as a resource for city and county engineers, providing guidance and help addressing questions. We work with the MnDOT State Aid Division, MnDOT Bridge Office, Minnesota’s Federal Highway Administration, Local Research Board, National Cooperative Highway Research Program and Transportation Pooled Fund Program.