08/16/12 | JAMESTOWN, RI
– Modjeski and Masters, Inc. (M&M) has been retained by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) to perform the 2012 Annual Inspection and Fracture Critical Member (FCM) inspection for the Mount Hope Bridge. M&M has performed inspection services continuously since 2008.
The 2012 Annual Inspection of the Mount Hope Bridge will be performed to examine the overall structural condition of the bridge per RITBA’s long-term maintenance plan. As part of the inspection, a detailed hands-on examination will be made to document the condition of FCMs in conjunction with National Bridge Inspection Standards.
M&M provides the industry’s most reliable bridge inspections and assessments. With every bridge service we offer, we apply our extensive technical knowledge and experience, giving our clients a complete understanding of the scope of a bridge repair and maintenance strategy. Our clients count on us for our experience. And they trust us with their most difficult challenges. It’s what we believe are the key ingredients for long-term client relationships.
About the Mount Hope Bridge
The Mount Hope Bridge is a two-lane suspension bridge spanning the Mount Hope Bay, in eastern Rhode Island, at one of the narrowest gaps in Narragansett Bay. The bridge connects the Rhode Island towns of Portsmouth and Bristol, and is part of Route 114. Its towers are 285 feet tall, the length of the main span is 1,200 feet and it offers 135 feet of clearance over high water. The total length of the bridge is 6,130 feet. The bridge officially opened in October of 1929.