Featured Project: Heavily Traveled Bridge Repaired in Record Time

On December 6, 2017, the heavily traveled Parker truss bridge over the Monocacy River in Maryland was damaged when a garbage truck struck its overhead members. The State Highway Administration informed the public that this import connector needed to be closed for repairs for 60 days. The GPI emergency response team developed 2D and 3D models to (more accurately) predict responses and stresses allowing for the expedited repair of the bridge. Despite the holiday season and adverse weather the bridge was reopened only 23 working days after it was damaged, well before the 60 days that were estimated by the State Highway Administration.