It is an often-quoted and well-known fact that approximately 40 percent of our nation's bridges are structurally or functionally deficient. Given this staggering percentage, it is vital that every dollar invested in addressing these worn structures be applied responsibly and toward solutions of long-term benefit.
- Precast concrete I-beam bridges
- Precast concrete box beam bridges
- Precast segmental I-beam bridges
- Welded steel plate girder bridges
- Rolled steel girder bridges
- Cast-in-place concrete slab bridges
- Design using advanced composite materials
- Bridge repair and renovation
- Seismic isolation/retrofits
- Bridge inspection services
- Long span bridge design and analysis
At Palmer Engineering, our structures staff possess an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals and principles of effective bridge design. We specialize in preparation of contract plans as well as contractor redesign and value engineering, including precast concrete I-beam bridges with spans of 140 feet and longer.
Our core knowledge, combined with extensive project experience in many different types of bridge structures, allows us to offer our clients a truly best-fit solution to their situation and budget.
Palmer Engineering's procedures for structures design are based on highly automated procedures using state-of-the-art design software, including finite element analysis, non-linear frame analysis, as well as time-dependent creep and shrinkage analysis. In addition, our structures staff (which includes doctorate-level practitioners) is highly skilled in managing the variety of subconsultants who help ensure a successful bridge project, whether building a new structure, or replacing or widening an existing one.
Because new skills, new techniques and more knowledge are the keys to safe, cost-effective bridge design, Palmer's structural engineers actively participate in national organizations which foster structural engineering excellence, such as the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials and the Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute.