Airport Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Recommendations – Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) – Columbus, Ohio
STONE completed 10 bridge inspections at the John Glenn Columbus International Airport, which included crossings for airport taxiways. Up-front coordination was required since staff needed to be escorted in the restricted Air Operations Areas (AOAs). Upon completion of the bridge inspections, STONE provided a written report documenting findings, opinions and recommended maintenance with associated costs of each recommended repair. The National Bridge Inspection condition ratings used were taken from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Bridge Inspector’s Reference Manual. The condition rating scoring system used “9” being the highest rating as “excellent condition” and “0” being the lowest rating as “not in service”. Each inspection was documented with a photograph log. STONE subsequently met with CRAA staff to review the reports and maintenance recommendations. The report was then finalized and the bridge inspection reports were also be entered into and submitted on the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Structure Management System (SMS).