Bridge Assessments


Project Name: Bridge Assessments
Location: various
Description: Bridge assessments provide an analysis of the options available at a bridge site


When a specific problem has been identified on a bridge, but the bridge is not necessarily nearing the end of its life span, a bridge assessment can determine the appropriate next steps.  Bridge assessments are done for bridges as well as bridge sized culverts.

Bridge assessments compare the cost of making a smaller repair to the larger expenditure of replacing the bridge.  Often several different sizes of repair are possible.  Each option comes with an associated cost vs. life span (higher cost = higher life span) as well as varying ongoing maintenance requirements.  For this reason, the full construction and maintenance cost over the life cycle of the structure needs to be evaluated for each alternative, to ensure the lowest possible cost of maintaining the service (i.e. allowing traffic to cross a watercourse) over time.

A bridge assessment also considers the full range of issues and stakeholders that might impact a project, to gain an early idea of what might impact the costs and schedule, for example, environmental permitting, stream/road alignment, or unique schedule implications.

Roseke Engineering Ltd. has performed many bridge assessments, for Alberta Transportation, Counties, Municipal Districts, and others.  Our bridge construction expertise ensures that we are highly knowledgeable in the estimating of construction and maintenance requirements for bridges as well as the application of net present value for life cycle cost determination.

Bernie Roseke, P.Eng., PMP is the founder and president of Roseke Engineering Ltd.  He has 20 years experience in the design of rural bridges, culverts, and drainage structures, primarily for Counties, M.D.’s and Alberta Transportation.

Levi Ober, P.L.(Eng.) is our bridge manager and responsible for delivering bridge projects on time and budget.  He has 14 years experience in the assessment, design and construction supervision experience on County, M.D. and Alberta Transportation bridges.  He has designed every type of standard bridge and bridge sized culvert, and he is a class B bridge inspector.

Riley Johnson, T.T. is our junior bridge technologist.  He has assisted with design and performed construction supervision services on numerous bridge projects, and his enthusiasm for bridge work is very high.

Please call us at (403)942-6170. We would love to speak with you.