BPA recently completed our Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) Bridge Inspection and Structural Analysis Services contract. We performed routine and fracture critical bridge inspections of the County’s elevated guideways and pedestrian bridges through this task work order driven contract. These guideways are inclusive of the Downtown, Omni, and Brickell People Mover Loops. Scope also included underwater bridge inspections and load rating analysis of all guideways, emergency and non-emergency structural analysis, and design of repairs and retrofits.
Under this contract our structures group carried out selective LRFR analyses of the 23,233 ft. long Miami Metromover system. The Metromover carries passengers traveling on an elevated guideway, which is predominately a double-track structure comprising 244 bridge units having 626 spans with on-line stations in between. Ultimately, the evaluation determined that all units selected possess adequate load carrying capacity.