GeoStabilization International’s Bridge Division expands GSI’s ability to deliver time-critical bridge rehabilitation and construction services by applying cutting-edge technologies and approaches developed through decades of emergency geohazard mitigation and bridge rehabilitation/construction experience.
By leveraging our extensive Soil Nail, Micropile, Shotcrete, Compaction Grouting, and GRS construction capabilities, our Bridge Division can solve budget, access, and design challenges most bridge rehabilitation or construction projects face. Our innovative approach to bridge substructure rehabilitation enables us to reduce project cost, schedule, road closures, and environmental impacts. As with our geohazards mitigation services, GSI Bridge Division provides 24-hour on-call response to bridge emergencies.
Over the last fifteen years, GeoStabilization has amassed a considerable bridge rehabilitation resume, and GSI’s founders were also instrumental in developing the Geosynthetically Reinforced Soil-Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS), designing and installing the first of these structures in the world. More recently, the FHWA has promoted GRS-IBS technology as one that can provide numerous benefits over conventional bridge construction. Through a newly-formalized strategic partnership with US Bridge. GeoStabilization will expand its ability to provide complete, turn-key, design/build GRS-IBS solutions. Since 1930, US Bridge has been a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of steel beam and truss bridges. GSI’s partnership with US Bridge allows us to seamlessly deliver a complete GRS-IBS solution in a fraction of the time more conventional systems or approaches would take.
Brian Maguire, PE serves as GSI’s Bridge Division Director. Brian is a licensed Professional Engineer with Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland. Having over 20 years of experience focused on the design and construction of bridges and buried structures, Brian spent over ten years as a civil project engineer and practice leader where bridge river mechanics, scour, and foundation design became one of his passions. From there he served as the regional manager for a national bridge supplier where he oversaw the design, manufacture, and installation of hundreds of bridge structures throughout the mid-Atlantic. Brian also served as senior practice leader for a multidiscipline engineering firm providing survey, geotechnical, civil, and environmental services. Before coming to GSI, Brian served as the North American Director of engineered systems for a company specializing in buried structures and culverts.
In the 1970s, a massive rockslide buried Interstate 81 in Montgomery County, VA while it was being constructed. The mountain of debris took months to clear. More recently, VDOT engineers and geologists noticed active movement near the historic slide, and proactively began an emergency rock slope mitigation effort.