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Structure Construction

M-231 bridge located on the north side of the Grand River.
Department of Transportation

Structure Construction

The Structures Construction Section provides statewide construction support to department projects with structural elements including, but not limited to, bridges, retaining walls, and sign and lighting support structures.  Structures Construction also provides statewide support in the areas of advanced structural analysis, structure instrumentation, vibration monitoring, coatings and other material evaluations, and is responsible for implementing MDOT’s quality assurance program for fabrication of steel and concrete structural elements.

Rick Liptak, Chief Bridge Construction Engineer
989-731-5090

Carol Casteel, Administrative Assistant
517-636-5703

Manuals & Guides

Alleviating the Effects of Pavement Growth on Structures
Reference guide for bridge personnel combating pavement growth.
 
Field Manual for Concrete Anchoring
Reference guide for bridge personnel performing concrete anchoring.
 
Field Manual for Pile Welding
Reference guide for bridge personnel performing pile welding.
 
Field Manual for Structural Bolting
Reference guide for bridge personnel performing structural bolting.
 
Field Manual for Structural Welding
Reference guide for bridge personnel performing structural welding.

Thin Epoxy Overlay and Healer/Sealer Treatments on Bridge Decks
Reference guide for bridge personnel during scoping, construction, maintenance and inspection.

Additional Information

Cantilever, Type E Installation Inspection Procedure
Cantilever, Type J Installation Inspection Procedure
Frangible Light Standard Installation Inspection Procedure
Non-Frangible Light Standard Installation Inspection Procedure
Tower Lighting Unit Installation Inspection Procedure
Dynamic Message Sign Support Structure Installation Inspection Procedure
Mast Arm, CAT I, II, III Installation Inspection Procedure
Truss, Type C & D Installation Inspection Procedure
Truss, Type E Installation Inspection Procedure

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Structural Fabrication

Matthew Filcek, Structural Fabrication Engineer
517-282-9137

Bridge Construction/Modeling

Steven Kahl, Supervising Engineer
517-636-5708