Project requirements: To assist the State in a wide variety of structure construction engineering, inspection, and administrative functions for construction contracts.
Ghirardelli Associates provided a structures inspector for this $12M bridge replacement project on State Route 198. The project involved constructing a new 480 feet long, three spanned prestressed box girder bridge to replace an existing three spanned I-girder bridge, 150 feet above Horse Creek to realign Route 198. The construction involved blasting the hillside for the realignment as well as blasting to excavate for new foundations. Ghirardelli Associates inspected all aspects of: the bridge replacement project including, structure excavation (blasting), embankment construction, reinforcing and concrete placement, traffic control, Fish and Game permit compliance, Army Corp. permit compliance and SWPPP compliance. Ghirardelli Associates performed construction surveying to verify alignments and grades, coordinated material testing and coordinated with Caltrans Geotechnical Branch for rock quality verification after blasting. We were the sole structures inspector on the project responsible for ensuring that the construction was completed in accordance with the contract plans and specifications.
Services Provided: Structures inspection