MassDOT Fracture Critical Bridges

Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Fracture Critical Bridge Inspections

Bayside Engineering, Inc. (Bayside) completed inspections and reports for 39 fracture critical bridge structures located throughout the Commonwealth for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

In addition to inspecting and rating the structures based upon existing conditions, Bayside also prepared a field instruction manual specifically written for each bridge to be used by MassDOT personnel for future fracture critical inspections. Each manual included plans, details, photographs and instructions showing where and what to look for on each individual bridge structure for each fracture critical element. A summary of findings for each fracture critical element at the time of Bayside’s inspection was also provided.