Sands Road Bridge Over Wilson Owens Branch

Built in 1960, the Sands Road Bridge over Wilson Owens Branch in Anne Arundel County, MD, is 43 feet long and 23.5 feet wide.  The bridge was widened to 40 feet in 2015,  as part of the Federal Highway Bridge Rehabilitation and Replacement Program. SK&A provided experienced personnel to conduct bolt testing by torque/tension calibration with a Skidmore-Wilhelm apparatus in the field.  In accordance with the  Maryland State Highway Administration specifications, at least three bolt assemblies from each lot are required to be tested in a bolt tension calibration device, and at least two bolts in every connection assembly must be inspected with a torque wrench.