Marco Rosignoli, DrIng, PE


In 42 years of professional activity, Dr. Rosignoli has worked in 24 countries on 4 continents on the design, design review, construction, and forensic engineering of complex bridges and bridge construction machines.

  • 1982-1990: site manager for the first Italian bridge contractor (Cogefar-Impregilo), leading the construction of major bridge projects and the first launched bridges in Europe.
  • 1990-1997: bridge department manager of the sixth Italian bridge contractor (Bonatti), at the head of the pursuit, design, and construction of major bridge projects in Europe and many launched bridges.
  • 1997-2006: freelance independent design reviewer of complex bridges, bridge construction machines, and their interactions; technology expert on large-scale bridge projects, failure investigator of bridges and bridge construction machines.
  • 2006-2012: USA Southeast Division bridge leader for a prime design consultant (HNTB), directing the pre- and post-award design or the independent design review of highway, railroad, and light rapid-transit bridge projects in the USA.
  • 2012-2014: technical leader of the Tappan Zee Bridge, the largest design-build transportation infrastructure project in North America, at the head of the design of two cable-stayed bridges and 3.1 miles of long-span approaches over water.
  • 2014-2015: Parsons Brinkerhoff’s technical director – complex bridges, leading international design-build bridge project pursuits and the strategic reorganization of the firm’s complex bridge department.
  • 2015-2016: construction technical director of the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge, the largest cable-stayed bridge in North America, which also features 5.6 miles of approach spans and major aerial interchanges.
  • 2016-Present: freelance forensic investigator of bridge failures and claims (design and construction), subject-matter expert for bridge owners, designers, constructors, law firms and insurance carriers.

Dr. Rosignoli’s assignments include 15 cable-stayed bridges, 10 arch bridges, 1 multi-arch bridge, 33 launched bridges, 11 balanced cantilever bridges, 4.9km of bridges cast span-by-span with movable scaffolding systems, 24.8km of precast high-speed railway spans, and 72.8km of precast segmental bridges. He has also reviewed the design of 2 self-launching gantries, 6 movable scaffolding systems, 2 span carriers with underbridge, the construction means & methods of 23 launched bridges, and some form travelers.

His experience with complex bridges encompasses pre- and post-award design, construction at multiple levels of mechanization, failure investigation, and forensic engineering. As to the specific field of long-span cable-supported bridges, Dr. Rosignoli has served as:

  • Pre-Award Design Leader: Palizzi LRT Bridge (Italy), Metrobus LRT Bridges (Italy), Adda River Bridge (Italy), Oglio River Bridge (Italy), Serio River Bridge (Italy), Trento Custom Interport Bridge (Italy), Gerald Desmond Bridge (USA), Willamette River Bridge (USA), Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge (USA)
  • Post-Award Design Leader: Palizzi LRT Bridge (Italy), Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing (USA)
  • Independent Design Reviewer: Port Mann Bridge (Canada)
  • Technical Director of Construction: Palizzi LRT Bridge (Italy), Wadi-Kouf Bridge (Libya), Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge (USA)
  • Expert Advisor: Atlantic Bridge (Panama), Saint Croix River Bridge (USA)
  • Forensic Engineer: Indian River Bridge (USA), Saint Croix River Bridge (USA), FIU Pedestrian Bridge (USA), Gerald Desmond Bridge (USA), I-395 Signature Bridge (USA)

Dr. Rosignoli has provided forensic bridge engineering services and expert advice in Europe and North and Central America; his clients include bridge owners, designers, constructors, law firms and insurance carriers. Among several high-visibility assignments, he has investigated the collapse of 2 bridge spans and a 165m self-launching gantry in Italy and the collapse of the FIU Pedestrian Bridge in Miami, FL.

International expert of mechanized bridge construction and the incremental launching method, Dr. Rosignoli has written 4 best-selling books of bridge engineering, published worldwide by ASCE Press and ICE Publishing, the most prestigious publishers of information for civil engineering. He has also authored 16 e-books of bridge engineering, Chapter 6.37.40 Bridge Erection Machines in the UNESCO Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, 3 book chapters, 90 peer-reviewed publications, and thousands of posts, articles, comments, and interviews on social media.

Dr. Rosignoli is a renowned educator within the bridge community. His Bridge Engineering eManuals have been downloaded from 53 countries on 4 continents. His Bridge Club welcomed 43.000 new visits just in the last year, and BridgeTech World, his LinkedIn forum, enjoys the participation of 15.000 members from every corner of the world. Over 27.000 bridge professionals follow Dr. Rosignoli in LinkedIn, and his Newsletter reaches 18.000 subscribers worldwide. He cooperates with ACI, ASBI, ASCE, IABSE, ICE and PCI and teaches 5 courses (1 and 2 days) of modern bridge design and construction technology for the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Continuing Education Program and on-demand in the offices of bridge owners, designers and constructors.

Dr. Rosignoli lives in Tampa, FL (USA). For more detailed information on his professional background, activities and independent research, feel free to explore the hyperlinks below; for additional information, do not hesitate to contact us.


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