AUG. 8, 2023 - After a routine inspection of Allen’s bridges and bridge class culverts, it was determined that several locations that need minor repairs.
Most structures have a satisfactory condition rating, which does not require immediate attention, and no structures have a critical condition rating, which would affect structural capacity.
However, the Citywide Bridge and Culvert Inspection and Condition Assessment Report identified 16 structures that require remediation of certain deficiencies. Typical deficiencies include cracks and spalling in back walls, embankment, and riprap erosion, channel scouring, failed joint seals, and damaged object markers - elements that, if left unresolved, will only worsen and be more expensive to remediate in the future.
A contract for phase 1 of the repairs, which includes nine of the 16 identified structures, was awarded during the August 8 council meeting and will cost $1.06 million. Repairs for phase 2 will be contracted in the future.
Pictured below: A photo of a roadway bridge