Who we are

BRIDGES ARE OUR PASSION

WITH EXPERIENCE ON OVER 500 BRIDGE PROJECTS

 

Ralph Verrastro, PE established Bridging Solutions, LLC in 2006 in Naples, FL after selling his majority ownership shares in Binghamton, New York based, Delta Engineers, after serving as a Principal for 18 years.

 

Publications

  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Concrete Box Culvert Bridges.....But Were Afraid to Ask, FES Journal, October 2019

  • Route 484 Bridge over Greenway Trail, PCANY Newsletter, February 2018

  • Winding Cypress Community Bridges, PCANY Newsletter, June 2016

  • Bridging Responsibilities, FES Journal, May 2016

  • PRECASTSLAB + (GRS + IBS) = ABC, FES Journal, June 2015, PCANY Newsletter, May 2014

  • Bridging Responsibilities, Land Development Today, August 2005

  • Proper Management Improves Process, Land Development Today, August 2005

  • Land Development Bridges, Revitalization (Supplement to CE News), May 2005

  • Pre-purchasing Precast Concrete Products, The NYS County Highway Times, April 2002

  • Precast Plant Automation, Concrete Plant International, Spring 2000

  • Precast Plant Automation, MC Magazine, Fall 1999

  • Truss Bridge Floor Beam Replacement During Stage Construction, Proceedings of the International Bridge Conference, June 1998

When you hire Bridging Solutions to help you with your bridge investment, we carefully provide design and repair recommendations with the due diligence of a part owner with "skin in the game."

 

Ralph Verrastro, PE graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from Cornell University in 1976. His career includes bridge design experience throughout the United States and is a registered Professional Engineer in 37 states.  Mr. Verrastro specializes in the design, inspection, evaluation, technical supervision, and quality assurance/quality control for new and rehabilitation bridge projects. Mr. Verrastro is a technical expert in the use of fast track repair/replacement methods using prefabricated bridge components also known as Accelerated Bridge Construction. He has extensive experience in the evaluation and repair of historic metal truss bridges and concrete arch bridges. He has served as the Specialty Structural Engineer for over 500 bridge structures throughout the USA working as a consultant to precast concrete manufacturers. He is a frequent presenter of technical presentations on engineering topics at industry conferences including the International Bridge Conference.  In 2018, Mr. Verrastro was selected to receive the statewide Engineer of the Year Award by the Florida Engineering Society.  See a full listing of presentations and publications below:

 

Presentations

Bridge Failures - Lessons Learned, ASCE Southwest FL Branch, October 2019

Precast 101, NYS Society of Professional Engineers, October 2019

Precast Concrete 101, APWA SWFL Branch, September 2019

Bridge Flood Emergency Training, Collier County, August 2019
Precast Concrete 101, ASCE Annual Conference, July 2019

Precast Concrete 101, Florida Engineering Society Annual Conference, July 2019

Precast Concrete 101, American Public Works Association, April 2019

Precast Concrete 101, Florida Gulf Coast University, April 2019

Precast Concrete 101, American Society of Civil Engineers, February 2019

Precast Concrete 101, Florida Engineering Society, October 2018

Bridge Maintenance Management for Florida Municipalities, Florida Chapter of APWA, April, 2018

A Bridge by Others?  Florida Engineering Society Annual Conference, August 2017

A Bridge by Others? Peace River Engineering Society & ASCE West Palm Beach Chapter, March 2017

Bridge Structure Flood Emergency Training, APWA Southwest Branch, January 2017

Phased Accelerated Bridge Construction with GRS/IBS Abutments, National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference, December 2015

Accelerated Bridge Construction Case Study: Design Build Replacement of Rock Ridge Road Bridge, APWA, January 2017, ACEC NY, November 2015, FES-Calusa Chapter, March 2015 FDOT Design Training Expo, June 2014, FES Annual Summer Conference, August 2014 and American Public Works Association, Southwest Florida Branch, January 2015

Melbourne Street Bridge Replacement, APWA Florida Statewide Conference, 2013
Accelerated Bridge Construction 101, ASCE Florida Section Annual Meeting, 2012
Bridge Structure Flood Emergency Training, APWA Florida Statewide Conference, 2010
Bridge Structure Flood Emergency Training, Collier County Bridge Department, 2010
Bridge Structure Flood Emergency Training, Sarasota County Public Works Department, 2010
Bridge Structure Flood Emergency Training, Citrus County Public Works Department, 2010
Accelerated Bridge Construction Using Prefabricated Products, ASCE Florida Section Annual Meeting, 2009
Accelerated Bridge Construction Using Prefabricated Products, APWA Florida Statewide Conference, 2009
Bridge Structure Flood Emergency Training, Lee County Transportation Department, 2009
Accelerated Bridge Construction Using Prefabricated Products, Florida Engineering Society Annual Conference, 2008
Precast Concrete 101, Professional Engineers Continuing Education Symposium, 2007

Bridge Design and Construction, Professional Engineers Continuing Education Symposium, 2007
Innovative Tools and Techniques – Prefabricated Bridge Components, Land Development National Conference, 2007

Bridge Design Coordination for Land Development Projects, American Society of Civil Engineers, Tampa Chapter, 2007

Prefabricated Bridge Components, American Society of Civil Engineers Florida Section Annual Conference, 2006
Bridge Design Coordination for Land Development Projects, Land Development West Conference, 2006.
Land Development Bridges, Central New York Engineering Expo, 2005
Rehabilitation of the McKinley Avenue Bridge over the Norfolk-Southern Railroad, NYSDOT Local Bridge Conference, 2005
Structure Selection – Small Bridges, Cornell University – Local Roads Program, 2005
Bridge Design Workshop, Association of Bridge Construction and Design, 2005
Bridge Design Workshop, Precast Concrete Association of New York, 2005.
Precast Box Culverts, National Engineers Week, 2003

Rehabilitation of the Bridge Street Bridge over Chemung River, New York State Association of Transportation Engineers Annual Conference, 2000
Precast Plant Automation, National Precast Concrete Association Conference, February 2000

Truss Bridge Floor Beam Replacement During Stage Construction, International Bridge Conference, 1998
Repairing Metal Truss Bridges, National Association of County Engineers – Annual Conference, Buffalo, 1997

Rolando Corsa, PE is a Project Manager with Bridging Solutions, LLC. He graduated from the University of South Florida in 2000 and he has worked closely with Ralph Verrastro on bridge engineering projects in Florida since 2004. He has been responsible for the design of new and replacement bridges and the inspection, evaluation and rehabilitation design of existing bridges. His bridge experience includes the design of 3 and 4 sided concrete box culverts, precast concrete frame bridges, prestressed concrete slabs, prestressed concrete AASHTO and FL-I beams, cast-in-place concrete box post-tensioned bridges, composite steel rolled beam and welded girder bridges, and the inspection and load rating of movable bridges. His experience also includes designing miscellaneous transportation structures such as sign and mast arm structures, weirs, temporary bridge steel support towers and sheet pile walls.

 

Presentations

Precast Concrete 101, ASCE Annual Conference, July 2019

Precast Concrete 101, Florida Engineering Society Annual Conference, July 2019

Bridge Maintenance Management for Florida Municipalities, Florida Chapter of APWA, April, 2018

A Bridge by Others?  Florida Engineering Society Annual Conference, August 2017

Phased Accelerated Bridge Construction with GRS/IBS Abutments, National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference, December 2015

Accelerated Bridge Construction Case Study: Design Build Replacement of Rock Ridge Road Bridge, FDOT Design Training Expo, June 2014

 

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