Bridge Engineering

IMS' has extensive experience in the field of Bridge Engineering.  IMS is responsible for the annual maintenance and inspection of over 400 bridge structures.

IMS is very familiar with the current Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges adopted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.  In an effort to sustain current knowledge of the latest design requirements and guidelines, our Bridge Design Engineers receive frequent training from various agencies including, but not limited to, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), Louisiana Department of Transportation (LADOT), the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the National Highway Institute (NHI), and the Office of State Aid Roads and Construction (OSARC).

Bridge Types Serviced

Swing Vertical Lift
Truss Cast-In-Place Flat Slab
Pre-Cast Voided Slab Suspension

Local System Bridge Replacement Program

IMS is performing engineering services to replace a number of existing sub standard bridges in Hinds County under the County's Local System Bridge Replacement program (LSBP).  The majority of the bridge replacements were accomplished by constructing a new two-lane precast concrete bridge across the various creeks, roadways, etc.  Under the program, the existing bridges are permanently removed.

The scope of work for the projects in LSBP included: design topographical survey; Hydrologic/Hydraulic analysis; development of final right-of -way plans' development of utilities adjustment plans; and development of construction plans and specifications.  Bridge design was in accordance with the latest ASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications.