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Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge Inspection

Hanging from a nearly 900-foot structure

  • 1060

    Foot Arch Span

  • 6

    Inspectors

  • Boulder City, Nevada

    Boulder City, Nevada

Inspecting an arch bridge that spans almost 2000 feet across the Colorado River

How many engineers hang by a rope from enormous concrete structures just to get a closer look? Stantec’s bridge engineers did just that when they inspected the majestic Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge just downstream from the iconic Hoover Dam.

This aesthetic spandrel arch bridge spans 870 feet above the Colorado River. Under our bridge inspection contract with NDOT, Stantec provided the first routine inspection of this bridge—the first performed under live traffic. Then again in 2017, we were out inspecting this famous bridge again.

The concrete arch span structure—with its open spandrel arch main span and a total length of 1,896 feet—is used by thousands of vehicles and hundreds of pedestrians every day. We completed the complex, hands on inspection of the entire bridge in approximately six days. The success of this high-profile rope access inspection is credited to the experience, certification, and training of our structural engineering climbing team and the application of the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians’ Safe Work Practices at every phase of the inspection.

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See the inspection in action

Stantec Engineers inspect the Mike O'Callaghan--Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge at the Hoover Dam in Nevada using rope access techniques.

Meet Our Team

Nick Cioffredi, Senior Principal

You’d be amazed how many bridges you drive over on a daily basis and don’t realize that you’re on a bridge. My job out there is to keep our neighbors and communities safe.

Matthew Bialowas, Associate, Transportation

Every bridge is different and has its own unique issues. I like to generate realistic and cost effective repair strategies for my clients.
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Ryan Nataluk, Vice President, Infrastructure Inspection

Our structure inspection and asset management capabilities help our clients keep their transportation networks open and moving for roadway users.
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Nick Cioffredi

Senior Principal

Matthew Bialowas

Associate, Transportation

Ryan Nataluk

Vice President, Infrastructure Inspection

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