Kane County Bridge Safety Inspections
Regular NBIS inspections of all Kane County and Township structures are necessary to provide a safe and efficient transportation system and to plan for future infrastructure improvements.
HLR’s structural experts have provided inspections and evaluations of over 150 structures to Kane County for over 15 years. This evaluation includes the bridge inspection, a structural capacity load rating, underwater inspection of the foundation, scour critical evaluations, and planning recommendations.
Our final inspection report includes a thorough narrative of all structural and geometric deficiencies along with an outline and cost estimate of recommended repairs or rehabilitative improvements. We provide all the necessary NBIS documentation to IDOT. Our team provides on-call emergency structural services for bridge repairs, structure rehabilitation, and ongoing construction projects.
A structural load rating and overload truck permit system has been developed to assist Kane County staff in issuing overweight truck permits in situations that will not cause permanent damage to the bridges.
HLR uses access equipment for our team to provide safe, hands-on inspection of all bridge components. We use a variety of equipment such as manlifts, snooper trucks, drones, sonar-capable boats, scanners, and confined space entry equipment.