~ Repairs almost complete and the bridge is scheduled to re-open to traffic the day of the visit (5/9/06)
~ Barrier rails closed expansion joint over bent when bent rotated.
~~ Proposed to cut barrier rail to reopen expansion joint and alleviate further cracking. Lessons learned:
~~~ Good use of micro piles.
~~~ Good inter-Unit coordination.
~~~ Time to let could have been improved â€“ permit issues, rework contract.
~~~ Emergency permitting, contracting. First contract placed liability on contractor.
~ Revised contract reduced the scope of work and included more shared risk.
~~~ Respond quickly when we declare emergency.
~~~ Develop criteria for emergency permit, which may include:
~~~ How critical is this bridge?
~~~ Economic damage to area?
~~~ Emergency access risk?
~~~ Develop procedures for emergency bidding