Provided Expert Opinion regarding a fatality resulting from an arch bridge failure in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 2001.
Provided Forensic Engineering Analysis for a failed seven story Apartment Building, 2004
Provided Forensic Engineering Analysis for a failed large diameter trunk sewer damaged by piles driven for an apartment complex. The sewer line was 60 feet below grade, 2005
Provided Forensic Engineering Analysis for a collapsed 176 foot tall masonry Church Bell Tower in Philadelphia, PA which was struck by lightning, 2006.
Provided Forensic Engineering Analysis for a building destroyed by fire due to a closed inoperative sprinkler system, 2006
Provided Forensic Engineering Report refuting a theory that a wood frame building collapsed as a result of a lightning strike, 2007.
Provided Forensic Engineering Report regarding validity of claims for extra costs incurred by a contractor claiming plan and specification errors, delays and extra work against an architectural & engineering firm, 2008.
Providing Forensic Engineering and Expert Witness services in connection with a MSEW wall that was improperly designed and constructed, 2008.
Provided Forensic Engineering and Expert Witness services in connection with design error and construction delay claims for a large and unique movable bridge in the Midwest against a major engineering firm.
Provided Forensic Engineering and Expert Witness Services in connection with a maintenance and rehabilitation project on the Queensboro (59th street Bridge) in the boroughs of Manhattan and Queens, NY during which a fatality occurred on the bridge, 2010.
Provided Forensic Engineering and Expert Witness Services for New Jersey Division of Law in connection with claims made against NJDOT for a major bridge replacement project in South Jersey by the contractor, 2012.
Providing Forensic Engineering and Expert Witness Services for New Jersey Division of Law in connection with claims made against NJDOT by the contractor for a major bridge replacement project involving, three bridges supported on large diameter drilled shafts, roadway reconstruction and major utility reconstruction and coordination in North Jersey, 2013 and ongoing.
Providing Claims Avoidance, Forensic Engineering, Expert Witness Services for New Jersey Division of Law in connection with a major movable bridge replacement project, viaduct rehabilitation and major highway access project in North Jersey, 2013 and ongoing.
Provided Forensic Hydraulic Engineering Analysis for a private client and the law offices of Anthony E. Koester, Esq., in connection with litigation claiming flood damage caused by construction related activities in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, 2013.
Providing Claims Avoidance, Forensic Engineering, Expert Witness Services for New Jersey Division of Law in connection with a Multi Contract Major Movable Bridge, viaduct and Roadway Reconstruction Project in North Jersey, 2014 and ongoing.
Provided Claims Avoidance, Forensic Engineering, Expert Witness Services for New Jersey Division of Law in connection with a Bridge and Roadway Reconstruction Project involving major utility conflicts and delays in North Jersey, 2014.
Providing Claims Avoidance, Forensic Engineering and Expert Witness Services for New Jersey Division of Law in connection with three roadway reconstruction projects on a coastal barrier Island. The projects with a combined value of $218 million dollars are to reconstruct a state highway, local roads, utilities including sewer and water and other infrastructure which were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. 2014 and ongoing.
Provided Claims Avoidance, Forensic Engineering, Expert Witness Services for New Jersey Division of Law in connection with a Bridge and Roadway Reconstruction Project in North Jersey, 2015.
Design Expert for Rail Bridge Study involving increased train movements affecting marine navigation in Fort Lauderdale Florida. Analysis and report advising of possible remedial measures to mitigate bridge closures. EnviroCare Solutions Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Susan Engle, President. 2014/2015.
Provide assistance to evaluate claims concerning the cable anchorage system designed for the towers of a cable stay bridge under construction crossing the Ohio River, 2015.
Providing Claims Avoidance, Forensic Engineering, Expert Witness Services for New Jersey Division of Law in connection with multiple projects in North Jersey for the replacement of a lift bridge and approaches over the Hackensack River and the reconstruction of a 3.5 mile long historic viaduct over the Passaic and Hackensack Rivers, 2015 and ongoing.
Providing Forensic Engineering, Expert Witness Services for New Jersey Division of Law in connection with a Bridge and Roadway Reconstruction Project along the Route 1 Corridor in Central New Jersey 2016.
Providing Forensic Engineering and Expert Witness Services for a Rail Bridge failure due to settlement caused by excavation of a river bed for a dam removal and river improvement project.
Providing Forensic and Expert Witness Services in connection with a suspension bridge which collapsed prematurely during a demolition project causing injuries and a fatality.
Provided Forensic and Expert Witness Services in connection with a claims case on a design build highway reconstruction project.
Bridge Design, Fixed and Long Span:
Engineering Design Manager for the Richmond Bridge and approaches; the existing US Route 2, bridge is a riveted through truss constructed circa 1929. The truss is a modified Pennsylvania Truss with a span of 349.5 feet center to center of bearings and a width of 23.5 feet center to center of trusses.The existing bridge was split and the trusses relocated laterally to provide a roadway width of 30.0 feet between railings to carry two lanes of traffic and shoulders.
North and South Grand Island Bridges, Inspection and Design, Erie County, NY. Owner: NYSTA; Chief Structural Engineer for the detailed inspection of all structural steel elements of these four bridges in conjunction with the repainting of these structures. Included are two parallel 30-span arched deck truss bridges, 4,025 feet in length, and two parallel 33-span deck truss bridges with through truss main spans, 3,440 feet in length.
Castleton Bridge over the Hudson River, NY. Owner: NYSTA; Cost: $10,000,000; Mr. Campisi was the Project Director of the rehabilitation of the approximately 7,000-feet long Castleton Bridge over the Hudson River on the Berkshire Extension of the Thruway. This project involved the elimination of 212 pin connected hanger joints on the deck girders and replacement with “J” hooks which provided a multi rotational bearing under each hung span.
Design Consultant Corridor Manager for preliminary studies for the replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge.
Bridge Design, Movable Span:
Design of a new 600 foot bridge with a 200 foot lift span over the Hudson River at Troy &Green Island, NY. This new bridge replaced an existing lift bridge that had collapsed during a major flood. The design of the new bridge was unique in that four separate counterweights were employed that were housed in four enclosed stainless steel sheathed towers outside the bridge deck footprint. The counterweights were allowed to travel below the elevation of the deck which thereby lowered the overall height of the lift span towers. The tower legs were connected by two stainless steel sheathed bridges over the roadway which housed the machinery for the lift span.
Design of the rehabilitation of The North East Corridor Railroad Bascule Bridge and Approach Spans over the Mianus River, Cos Cob, CT for the Metro North Railroad and Connecticut DOT.
Design of the rehabilitation of the North East Corridor Railroad Scherzer Bascule Bridge and Approach Spans over the Housatonic River, Devon, Ct for the Metro North Railroad and Connecticut DOT.
Design of the rehabilitation of the North East Corridor Swing Bridge and Approach Spans over the Norwalk River, South Norwalk, Ct for the Metro North Railroad and Connecticut DOT.
Design of the rehabilitation of the North East Corridor Bascule Bridge over Pelham Bay, Bronx, NY for AMTRAK and the North East Corridor Improvement Project.
Design of the new Machinery and Rehabilitation of the Brielle, Bascule Bridge over the Manasquan River, Brielle, NJ for NJ Transit.
Design of new end machinery for the New Jersey Coastline Swing Span over Raritan Bay, Perth Amboy and Sayreville, NJ for NJ Transit.
Design and Rehabilitation of the structural components, decks, machinery and operators and machine room houses of The Lower Hack Drawbridge, a 38 span structure which carries the Morris and Essex Line of NJ TRANSIT, (originally the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad) over a portion of The Hackensack Meadowlands and the Hackensack River from Kearny, New Jersey to Jersey City, New Jersey. The approach spans to the lift span consist of five ballasted deck girder spans and thirty ballasted concrete slab spans supported on round concrete columns. The lift span is a steel through-truss, flanked by steel through-truss tower spans which support the sheaves for the hangar ropes and the counterweights which are suspended above the tracks. Three tracks are carried on the bridge, a westbound track, a center express track and an eastbound track. All three tracks are electrified via an overhead 25 KV catenary system. The project included the inspection, load rating, rehabilitation design and constructability analysis.
Project Director for the Study of and preparation of Plans and Specifications for the Rehabilitation and or Replacement of the Mianus River Bascule Bridge and Approaches in Cos Cob Connecticut for The Connecticut Department of Transportation. The project included the inspection, load rating, development of alternate replacement structures, rehabilitation design and constructability analysis
Inspection and Design of Repairs or Replacement of existing structures for the NY & NJ Rail Cross Harbor Float Bridges from Jersey City, NJ to Bush Terminal, Brooklyn NY.
Project Director for the studies and designer of the replacement for the Gut Bridge in South Bristol Maine.This project included assisting MaineDOT in the public participation phase to determine the most suitable type of movable bridge to replace the existing bob-tail swing bridge. The replacement structure recommended in the final studies was a European “Dutch” Style Bascule Span.
Widening of the Richmond Bridge a 350 foot Pennsylvania Truss bridge in Vermont. The existing bridge was split longitudinally and the trusses supported with a structural bracing system allowing one of the trusses to be slid over on to widened substructures to provide room for two lanes and two shoulders without dismantling the existing trusses. This was the first time that a truss bridge of this length was widened in such a manner.
Design Consultant for the review of an existing movable railroad Bridge in Fort Lauderdale Florida concerning increased rail traffic affecting navigation passing under the New River Bridge.
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