Popli Design Group (PDG) began conducting biennial bridge inspections in 1988 and has been doing so as a prime consultant for NYSDOT since 1998. As a prime, PDG has inspected over 10,000 bridges for the NYSDOT, NYSTA and other transportation
authorities throughout the state.
Our staff is very familiar with AASHTO Elements, BDIS, Virtis, and NYS bridge inspection processes and procedures. Additionally, PDG has performed in-depth inspection of the I-81/I-690 viaduct project area (27 bridges), in-depth inspection of two lift bridges over the Erie Canal, and inspections and Level I load ratings for many complex bridges including truss bridges over the Erie Canal.