Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering for transportation projects constitutes a key component of Mercado Consultants’ practice.

Our projects range from major multi-span highway bridges to simple span pedestrian bridges. Whether concrete (precast, pre-stressed or cast-in-place), steel or timber, our experienced structural staff provides innovative solutions to new design, reconstruction, rehabilitation and widening of simple and continuous span bridges and related structures. Our engineers are experienced in the design of jointless bridges (including integral abutments), truss bridges, curved structures, retaining walls including MSE wall systems, noise abatement walls, post and panel walls, pipe and box culverts including headwalls, and SWM riser structure designs.

Mercado Consultants’ structural staff is involved in the federal effort to improve the nation’s transportation infrastructure. We perform load-ratings on existing structures, develop repairs for deteriorated structures, including historic structures using various materials, and work on projects with significant site constraints, including locations in environmentally sensitive areas.

Years of experience working with State DOTs, the federal government and local county governments has required our company to become thoroughly familiar with many agency codes, standards and specifications.

Our Structural Engineering Department services include:

  • Investigation, evaluation and load rating of bridge structures
  • Recommendations for repairs and rehabilitation
  • Bridge design for construction, reconstruction, widening and rehabilitation
  • Design of retaining walls, cofferdams, and box culverts
  • Design-Build projects

Contact Information:

Candi Anderson, P.E. |

Our Services

Mercado offers comprehensive professional civil engineering and related services to
Maryland, DC and Virginia.

Structural Engineering

Civil Engineering

Water & Sewer Engineering

Bridge Inspection


Construction Management & Inspection

GIS & Archaeology

Environmental Science