PROJECT ROLEBridge Design
EDUCATIONBachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of New Haven, 2000
REGISTRATIONProfessional Engineer: Connecticut
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS American Society of Civil Engineers
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Mr. Corbo has 25 years of experience in bridge engineering, design, evaluation, and inspection on many large rehabilitation and transportation inspection projects involving numerous bridges of varied structure types. He has completed work in the areas of initial field investigations through complete construction plans for both local and state agencies, coupled with an expertise for CADD management and contract plan production using the latest software versions of MicroStation and AutoCAD in strict conformance of the ConnDOT Digital Design Environment. As Senior Structural Engineer at BL Companies, my responsibilities include bridge/structural inspection, analysis and design for transportation and public infrastructure projects.
Bridge Preservation Program, Connecticut Department of Transportation, Various Locations, Connecticut: Serves as the Senior Structural Engineer of seven projects for the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s bridge preservation program involving repairs to 88 bridges located throughout the State. The repairs include joint replacements, bearing replacements, miscellaneous repairs to structural steel and concrete substructure components and painting ends of steel beams. The project is being produced in seven separate bid packages on an accelerated schedule. The bridges include ten structures over railroads and will involve maintenance and protection of traffic plans for some locations.
Consultant Liaison Engineering Services for the State Bridge Program and the Federal Local Bridge Program, Connecticut Department of Transportation: Serves as Senior Structural Engineer for the Consultant Liaison Engineering Services contract for the State Bridge Program and the Federal Local Bridge Program. BL Companies will be responsible for administering the contracts of Consulting Engineers retained by the State to provide ` projects under the Federal Local Bridge Program and any other engineering services required to rehabilitate/replace state and local bridges, on and off the National Bridge Inventory, which are rated poor or determined to be functionally obsolete.
ConnDOT List 15 Bridge Program, Various Locations, Connecticut DOT: Served as Senior Structure Engineer on this project involving the widening and replacement of the existing bridge superstructures, substructure and retaining walls. Responsibilities included existing bridge load rating review, gusset plate load rating review of existing truss bridge based on FHWA Design Guidance No. 1 - Load Rating Evaluation of Gusset Plates in Truss Bridges, design, the production of bridge plans, quantity take-offs and cost estimate.
Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 00445, U.S. Route 5 over Interstate 91 (List 18 Bridge Program), Enfield, Connecticut: Served as project engineer for this 200-foot, two-span continuous multi-steel plate girder composite superstructure replacement with substructure modifications. Project responsibilities included design of various elements of this bridge including reinforced concrete deck, steel plate girder superstructure, bolted field splice and bearings. Mr. Corbo was also responsible for developing plans, specifications, construction cost estimate and bridge load rating. Design services were completed for the 100% Final Plans for Review to the Connecticut Department of Transportation in November 2008.
Replacement of Bridge No. 02529, Route 83 over Kimball’s Brook (List 17 Bridge Program), Ellington, Connecticut: Served as project engineer for this 24-foot span integral abutment type bridge. Project responsibilities included the design of an 18-inch reinforced concrete superstructure that is integral with the abutment founded on steel H-piles. Design services were completed in March 2008.
Rehabilitation and Painting of Mystic River Bascule Bridge, Mystic, Connecticut: Served as senior project engineer for the rehabilitation of the Mystic River Bascule Bridge in Mystic, CT. The Mystic River Bascule Bridge is an historical 218 ft., four-span "Brown" type bascule bridge, with an 88 ft. single-leaf bascule main span, built in 1922. This project rehabilitation involved blast cleaning and painting of the entire superstructure, rehabilitation of the electrical control systems, replacement of the span drive machinery, replacement of the counterweight balance linkage system and trunnion bearings, replacement of the operator's control house and the structural rehabilitation and design of various structural support components of the bridge including strengthening the rear and intermediate floor beams for the tower span, replacement of the machinery pit reinforced concrete slabs, design of the traffic resistance barrier gate precast concrete vault, design of the jacking and temporary support towers for the counterweight and balance truss rehabilitation, design of new open bridge rail system, design of the structural supports for pedestrian warning gates, design of the sonar scour monitoring system, and replacement of the counterweight and balance truss inspection walks. Mr. Corbo was also responsible for developing plans, specifications, construction cost estimate, construction schedule, load rating and fatigue analysis, while coordinating all of the disciplines involved, including architectural, mechanical, electrical, and streetscape road improvements for Groton and Stonington. Design services were completed for the 90% Final Plans for Review to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, March 2009.
Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 00869, Route 17 over Hubbard Street (List 18 Bridge Program), Glastonbury, Connecticut: Served as project engineer for this 55-foot, one-span multi-steel beam composite superstructure replacement with substructure modifications. Project responsibilities included design of various elements of the bridge including reinforced concrete deck, steel rolled beam superstructure and bearings. Mr. Corbo was also responsible for developing plans, specifications, construction cost estimate and bridge load rating. Design services were completed for the 90% Final Plans for Review to the Connecticut Department of Transportation in November 2008.
Reconstruction of Quinnipiac Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut: Served as project engineer for the replacement of five retaining walls along Quinnipiac Avenue in New Haven. Project responsibilities included the design of raising and lowering the sidewalks and the reconstruction of two existing retaining walls using existing historic brownstone and maintaining the ConnDOT's factor of safety against overturning of 2. This was accomplished by utilizing cast-in-place (CIP) reinforced concrete L-walls with the existing brownstone attached to the new CIP wall. In addition, the three new walls were CIP with simulated stone form liner to match the existing historical brownstone walls. Design services were completed in December 2008.
Reconstruction of Interstates 91, 95 and State Route 34 interchange, New Haven, Connecticut: Served as structural engineer and CADD manager for all structures for this three level interchange. Project responsibilities included the design of 13 bridges and 21 retaining walls with complex construction staging requirements. Bridge types include steel plate girder, steel box girder, and rolled beam supported with foundations types including both spread footing and pile supported. All structures were designed to satisfy site-specific seismic criteria developed by the owner. Design services were completed for the 90% Final Plans for Review to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, June 2005.
On-Call Connecticut Railroad Bridge Repair Program, Various towns and cities, Connecticut: Served as project engineer for these 350 plus railroad bridges owned by the State of Connecticut. Project responsibilities included reviewing the condition of the 350 plus railroad bridges owned by the State of Connecticut and developing a prioritization database for the necessary repairs or rehabilitation work to be performed on an annual basis. Repair plans were developed as required for this assignment based on field assessments. Structures include the following: Danbury Branch over Route 53 in Bethel – Replacement of steel superstructure; James Street Pedestrian Bridge – Replacement of timber bridge over Waterbury Branch in Seymour; New Haven Mainline over North Benson Road in Fairfield – Replacement of steel superstructure; Middletown Swing Bridge, Providence and Worcester Railroad over the Connecticut River – Scour repairs, masonry repairs and fender replacement; New Haven Mainline over the Noroton River in Darien – Masonry arch repairs, design of structural plate arch liner supported by micro-pile foundation. Design services were completed over a period from 2000 through 2005.
B L Companies. 2008 – PresentSenior Structural Engineer150 Trumbull StreetHartford, Connecticut 06103 Bentley Systems, Inc. 2005 – 2008 Technical Director / Sales Operations27 Siemon Company DriveWatertown, Connecticut 06795 H. W. Lochner, Inc. 2000 – 2005Structural Engineer / CAD Manager2110 Silas Deane HighwayRocky Hill, Connecticut 06067
Goodkind & O’Dea, Inc. 1998 - 2000Structural Engineer / CAD Manager59 Elm StreetNew Haven, Connecticut 06510 Parson Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglass 1994 - 1998Senior CAD Operator149 Eastern BoulevardGlastonbury, Connecticut 06033
Wilbur Smith Associates 1992 - 1994Senior Technician / CAD Operator135 College StreetNew Haven, Connecticut 06510 A. G. Lichtenstein & Associates 1987 - 1992Bridge Inspector / Technician76 Westbury Park Road Watertown, Connecticut 06795