Bridges and Engineering Structures

Bridge safety and cost effectiveness

Bridge safety and cost effectiveness


TÜV SÜD offers a complete suite of services to ensure the structural stability and safety of engineering structures such as bridges, tunnels, underpasses, culverts, traffic management systems, supporting structures, noise barriers and rainwater harvesting systems.

Considered authorities in the field, TÜV SÜD experts proactively participate in the preparation of national and international directives and standards governing safety of engineer structures. These insights enable our experts to provide you with foresight knowledge and best-in-class advice to manage your risks and liabilities.



  • Failure analyses
  • Restoration and repair recommendations and cost estimates

Testing and Inspection

  • Technical audits
  • Preparation of logbook (description of structural design, key data of the structure and all records of all measures)
  • Recording of all engineering structures
  • Final inspection prior to commissioning
  • Primary and secondary inspections
  • Special inspections and tests e.g. after flooding, fires
  • Structural review of load-bearing capacity and grouping into load categories
  • Measuring the concrete cover of the reinforcement
  • Chemical and physical analysis of concrete and steel, e.g. carbonation, chloride content, testing of weld seam, etc
  • Concrete inspection and engineering report
  • Destructive and non-destructive strength testing
  • Non-destructive testing of steel components, welds and connecting elements by means of eddy-current, ultrasound, dye penetration and radiation testing
  • Quality assurance during construction measures
  • Grouping into military categories in line with STANAG 2021
  • Classification of engineering structures as per German standard DIN 1072 “Engineering structures in connection with roads”


  • Avoid expensive reworking, faults and downtime through identification of faults or potential failures at an early stage
  • Manage your risks and liability by working with TÜV SÜD who has unrivalled knowledge of technical guidelines, regulations and standards
  • Access multi-disciplinary engineering know-how through a single partner

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