Robert Tosolt is an Associate Principal of WJE’s Stafford Bandlow Engineering Division and has more than twenty-seven years of experience in the movable bridge field, where he has focused on movable bridge operating and support systems.
Mr. Tosolt is familiar with both rail and vehicular bridges, where his work experience has covered the spectrum of movable bridge types and vintages. His experience encompasses all type of engineering related to movable bridge operating and support systems, including design of new machinery, load rating of existing machinery, preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E), bridge machinery safety inspections, and providing emergency call-out services to troubleshoot, identify, and resolve machinery failures and operational malfunctions.
Mr. Tosolt also has extensive experience in strain gage drive testing and bridge balancing, and construction support engineering including review for constructability, yellow-line review of shop drawings, review of equipment installation procedures, shop inspection, machinery alignment verification, oversight of system commissioning, and serving as movable bridge project coordinator on multiple projects.
Mr. Tosolt has presented numerous papers on movable bridge operations at symposia for Heavy Movable Structures (HMS) and AREMA, with a timely focus on the proactive approach to movable bridge maintenance.
Education: BS, Mechanical Engineering, Lafayette College
Active memberships: Heavy Movable Structures (HMS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) – Committee 10 – Structures, Maintenance & Construction as well as AREMA Maintenance Team 42, Bridge Maintenance Steering Team
Licensed Professional Engineer in: AL, DE, FL, LA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, and WA