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Bridges and structures

For more than six decades, Amec Foster Wheeler has been helping local, state, provincial, and federal governments as well as private industry clients to evaluate, improve, replace, and build new bridges. We have a comprehensive program for bridge planning, engineering, monitoring, maintenance and construction management that brings creative solutions to complex challenges

With bridge and transportation structure professionals located throughout North America, we have the experience and capability to deliver any bridge type such as short-, medium- and long-span girders; curved girders and box girder structures; segmental; arches; trusses; and cable-supported structures. Our expertise includes grade and water crossings for practically every functional category: 

  • Highway bridges
  • Transit and freight rail bridges
  • Heavy loaded bridges
  • Pedestrian bridges
  • Pipeline and special-use bridges  

Amec Foster Wheeler’s public and private clients face smaller budgets year after year. These clients look to our exper-tise in structural condition evaluation, structural analysis, application of new materials, maintenance of traffic, con-struction methods, and project life cycle cost analysis to assist them with making smart, efficient and prioritized deci-sions regarding their bridge inventory.

A full range of bridge-related professional services

  • Bridge program management
  • Condition inspection and ratings
  • Hydraulic studies and scour investigations
  • Geotechnical investigations
  • Rehabilitation studies, evaluation, and design
  • Construction testing and inspection
  • Type studies, conceptual design and planning documents
  • Condition inspection and ratings
  • Final design, plans, specifications and cost estimates
  • Construction testing and inspection

Amec Foster Wheeler’s bridge engineers have design experience with every conceivable form of project delivery. In addition to traditional design-bid-build, we are experienced in alternative delivery methods including post-bid alterna-tive designs, design-build, construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC), public-private-partnerships (PPP), alter-native technical concepts (ATC), and value engineering (VE).

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