Bridge Inspection on Re-Entry Bridge Inspectors will follow strike teams Bridge Inspectors will also use helicopters for “hard to get to places” Bridge Inspectors will have computerized equipment to determine the structurally capacity of the bridge
Teams 11 topside inspections teams operate daily Topside teams will observe bridges from the deck and piling (nothing below water) Will be divided into 22 Teams for re-entry Will be traveling with strike force teams Will be using helicopters
Items to observe During Inspection Topside Teams Damage to piling from debris Damage to beams Damage to endroll Damage to approach Damage to caps Damage to decks
Cost of Bridge Damage Hurricane Katrina caused significant damage to the transportation system in the Gulf Coast region. The overall cost to repair or replace the bridges damaged during the hurricane is estimated at over $1 billion.
Items to observe during Inspection (underwater) Damage to footing Damage to foundation Scouring Around footing Piling approach Debris around piling Damage to piling
Re-Entry Supervisor will be stationed in Jesup Will relocate to staging areas Will follow strike teams Six teams concentrate on established major Re-entry routes with re-entry teams I-16 I-95 US 84 US 82 Other routes as determined
Team Assignment Three teams are assigned to the Savannah/Chatham County Area One team is assigned to the Brunswick/Glynn County Area One team is assigned to the Camden County Area
Function of Teams Teams are reviewing bridges to determine if they are passable Either good to go, need further assessment or closed due to major defect