Bridge Inspections Come of Age: Leshko Featured in Civil Engineering Magazine

Fifty years ago, the catastrophic Silver Bridge collapse spurred Congress to enact the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) to help standardize inspection practices and make infrastructure safer for the traveling public. In commemoration of the anniversary, our Bridges & Structures Inspection Program Lead Brian Leshko, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, offered his experienced insight to the article, “Bridge Inspections Come of Age,” by Kevin Wilcox in the December issue of Civil Engineering, an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) magazine. The feature article details the history of the NBIS as well as innovative bridge inspection practices today and what role emerging technologies may play in the future. 

Leshko currently manages multiple bridge and tunnel-inspection contracts as well as FHWA and National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) research projects. In addition, he is a Fellow of ASCE and an Inaugural Fellow of its Structural Engineering Institute.

Note: The magazine article is accessible only through a subscription-based service. ASCE members can use their login information to access it, here. For any questions, please reach out to Leshko.

About HDR’s Bridge Experience

In 2017, Engineering News-Record ranked us number one in their “Top 25 Bridges” design firms. We have a passion for all types of bridges, and offer every bridge-related service you can think of and a few you might not. We work on some of the largest and most complex bridge programs in the United States, including being the general engineering consultant for SR 520 — the world’s longest floating bridge — and our third prestigious ACEC Grand Conceptor Award winner. We also serve as lead designer on the Pennsylvania Rapid Bridge Replacement Program, the Bayonne Bridge navigational clearance project and the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, formerly known as the New NY Bridge, which is replacing the Tappan Zee.