Biennial Inspection of the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
HVEA performed biennial inspection services for the northbound (2020 inspection cycle) and southbound (2021 inspection cycle) twin span Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. This bridge carries I-87/I-287 traffic over the Hudson River between Rockland and Westchester counties. At 3 miles long, this is the longest bridge in New York State where the center portion of the bridge is a cable-stayed span crossing the widest section of the Hudson River.
The biennial inspection conformed to the requirements of the New York State Bridge Inspection (NBIS) Manual and was conducted through the use of boat, UBIU’s, bridge traveler, ladders, and walking the beams, top of deck and catwalk.
A 100% visual and non-destructive hands-on inspection was performed on all Fracture Critical Members including deck trusses, floorbeams, girders, suspender ropes and main suspension cables. All anchorage elements were inspected including cable strands, eyebars and saddles.
All safety requirements including wearing and use of PPE, and maintenance and protection of traffic in accordance with NYSTA and FHWA requirements were adhered to throughout the project duration.