As of May 2019, Structural Grace joined CONSOR Engineers, a collection of entrepreneur-led businesses that share the same values that inspired the inception of Structural Grace, Inc. in 1999. Over the last twenty years, we have dedicated ourselves to providing exceptional client service and innovative solutions. We continue our culture of excellence, quality, passion, and dedication to client and community, but now with the backing and expanded expertise of CONSOR. CONSOR has committed to keeping the small‐company and local feel of Structural Grace, encouraging us to stay true to our entrepreneurial roots and limit the bureaucracy that hinders nimble autonomy. We have become 800 strong with the resources of a national footprint.
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Old US 80 – Gila River Bridge
Construction Survey Maricopa County, Arizona
The Historic Old US 80 Bridge over the Gila River in Maricopa County, a 9-span steel truss structure originally constructed in 1927 as part of the “Coast-to-Coast” highway, is the longest structure of its type remaining in Arizona today. Structural Grace, Inc. prepared a load rating per the AASHTO LRFR (Load and Resistance Factor Rating) method.
The load rating addressed truss members damaged by vehicle impacts, corroded anchorages, and bearings locked in place by corrosion. It also included recommendations to address these bridge deficiencies.