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Modjeski and Masters, an employee-owned company, is one of the world’s leading bridge engineering firms, providing design, analysis, inspection, and rehabilitation services for all types of bridges.

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From small projects to large, complex engagements; from practical design to innovative, smart infrastructures, you can count us to be agile; to scale our teams and efforts to projects of any size and complexity.

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Modjeski and Masters offers complete life-cycle bridge engineering services across multiple disciplines. We're dedicated to providing comprehensive, industry-leading expertise on all projects.

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Safety Tips for Navigating Construction Work Zones

In honor of National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, we’d like to spotlight our teams out in the field and encourage everyone to learn how to practice  safety on the roads so we can protect ourselves and workers alike.

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Back to School

Back-to-school season is upon us. For students, it's a time of anticipation, excitement, and a dash of apprehension. But what about those who have already navigated the labyrinth of school and emerged as professionals? How much of those long days in the classroom did they end up using?

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Masters of the Trade Scholarship

Our scholarship recognizes excellence in engineering with a monetary award and internship opportunity for one student who displays exceptional promise in their study.

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Frank in the Field

In the vibrant and bustling world of 1930s bridge engineering, Frank Masters stands on the brink of a new era at Modjeski and Masters. Join us in imagining his life during this transformative period, as he reflects on the past and considers the future on the day Ralph Modjeski passes him the torch.

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International Women in Engineering Day

From overcoming stereotypes to pushing boundaries, female engineers have faced unique challenges in the field, shattering glass ceilings and emerging as catalysts for change in a male-dominated industry. In honor of International Women in Engineering Day, we are diving into the experiences of female engineers at Modjeski and Masters for this blog post. 

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2023 Masters of the Trade Scholarship Winner

We are excited to announce our 2023 scholarship winner, Gianni Lumadue. Gianni is a rising senior at Pennsylvania State University pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

The “Masters of the Trade” scholarship recognizes excellence in engineering with a monetary award and an internship opportunity for one undergraduate student who displays exceptional promise in their study.

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Selecting a Bridge Type

Some bridges we travel daily without giving it a second thought. Other times, the majesty of one captures our attention immediately. Have you ever wondered how the type of bridge is selected? There are numerous factors that affect bridge type selection, and the process is as varied as the environments around them. So what drives these choices?

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Modjeski and Masters Celebrates 130 Years

The Modjeski and Masters team looks forward to an exciting year ahead marking our 130th anniversary! This milestone celebration is a direct result of our unmatched dedication to technical excellence in the design, inspection, and rehabilitation of all bridge types. We’re humbled by the support of our many clients, teaming partners, and our incredibly talented employees.

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Falcons in the Field

Working in the field means being prepared for any safety challenge that could arise… including the Peregrine Falcon. Once an endangered species, Peregrines are an unexpected, yet majestic visitor who have made themselves at home on many bridges. Mike Januszkiewicz, Assistant Director of Field Services, explains why these birds choose bridges for nesting, the dangers to prepare for, and the fun of exploring nest cams.

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Transportation Management Plans - The Critical Path to a Successful Project

A complex highway or bridge replacement project can have significant impacts on a community that extend well beyond the work zone. The Transportation Management Plan (TMP) process, which is required on federally funded projects, has focused time, attention, as well as investment to accommodate motorists, and more recently bicyclists and pedestrians during construction. 

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Bridge Coatings: More Than Just a Color

Have you ever thought about the coating on a bridge? Wondered if it’s paint just like you’d use for your house, or if it’s painted simply to give the bridge some color? The paint on a bridge is, in fact, essential to the integrity and lifespan of the bridge.  Just as you use clothing and sunscreen to combat the sun and other weather conditions, bridge coating systems help protect our nation’s bridges, ensuring their longevity.

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2022 Scholarship Winner

We are thrilled to announce our “Masters of the Trade” scholarship winner, Mohammad Waheb. Mohammad has over nine years of experience as Civil/Structural draftsman and is currently pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University.

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What to pack in your car in case of an emergency

Our field engineers are always on-the-go. Whether it’s heading across state lines to perform an inspection or traveling right down the road, we’ve found it’s always best to be prepared for the unexpected. That’s why we put together this list of our picks for essentials that everyone should pack in their car in case of an emergency.

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Replacing an Icon

Since 1852, the Portage Viaduct has carried a rail line across the Genesee River Gorge, near the town of Portageville, NY. First made of timber, then replaced with a wrought iron structure , the crossing became an icon for the community. Tasked with replacing the viaduct, Modjeski and Masters worked with the community and the Norfolk Southern Railway Co. to create a new iconic arch bridge for the gorge.

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Preserving the Past While Designing For the Future

Bridge renovations come with many challenges, and when a bridge is of historical significance, those challenges are often multiplied. Historical bridges bring about unique complications and often carry a profound importance for the communities where they stand. The Huey P. Long Bridge in New Orleans, Louisiana is one such bridge that, in its own right, serves as a landmark. 

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Need a fun learning activity for your kids? We're making a version of our straw bridge exercise available for download to help parents have fun teaching their kids about engineering. With many of our kids still online learning, here's another idea for when you're learning at home. All you need are some straws, some tape, and some time.

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Precast Concrete Pier Caps Aid Construction of Flyover Bridge

By using precast concrete pier caps in the design of the Southbound I-95 to Eastbound J.T. Butler Boulevard Flyover Bridge, Modjeski and Masters overcame significant issues during construction. Learn more about how the pier caps were designed not only as an aesthetic component of the bridge, but also an integral part of the collaborative process that made this project a success.

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Innovative Project Delivery Model Ensures Success

Since its construction in 1929, Modjeski and Masters has been deeply involved with the Ambassador Bridge. In the many decades since, through multiple owners and its growth into the busiest international crossing in North America, Modjeski and Masters has worked to keep the bridge maintained, but with an innovative twist to project delivery.

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Rehabilitating the Martin Luther King Bridge

How do you rehab a 65-year-old bridge that serves as a key point of traffic relief and a route directly into downtown St. Louis with limited original structure information? This is a challenge the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and Modjeski and Masters Inc. faced during a recent project on the Martin Luther King Bridge.

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