Richard C. Ferguson, BSCE (1991)
PE - Senior Bridge Engineer
Richard C. Ferguson
Education

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi

Registrations

Registered Professional Engineer - Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Tennessee

Mr. Ferguson has over nine years experience in bridge design and major bridge construction. Prior to joining Pickering, Inc., he served as the Chief Engineer for L & A Contracting Co. in Hattiesburg, MS. In this capacity he was responsible for the design and construction of any formwork or false work necessary for bridge construction. Additional responsibilities included submitting value engineering proposals on awarded contracts, estimating and bidding on bridge projects. He also served as a Project Manager on various bridge projects.

Mr. Ferguson worked for the Mississippi Department of Transportation for seven years in the Bridge Design Division as a Design Section Engineer. He has designed numerous prestressed concrete beam bridges, retaining walls, cast in place box culverts and reinforced concrete piers in accordance with AASHTO Standard Specifications. In addition to designing bridges, he also reviewed and checked contract plans and applicable documents for accuracy and completeness. He coordinated with other offices within the Department of Transportation to facilitate an effective execution of contracts.

Significant Projects:
  • Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge - Rankin County, MS
    City of Flowood in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History project required the rehabilitation of the 80-year-old bridge to current standards and restoration of it to its original state. The Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge was constructed in 1925 and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. The Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge is one of only two reinforced concrete open spandrel arch bridges in the state.
  • U.S. 90 Across West Pascagoula River - Jackson County, MS
    Mississippi Department of Transportation project required the design of a new structure on each side of existing and rehabilitation of the existing structure. The bridge consisted of prestressed concrete beams, trestle pile bents, integral abutments and 90 drilled shaft substructure and cast in place concrete superstructure.
  • Camp McCain Defense Access Road Over Interstate 55 near Grenada, MS
    Department of Defense requested a bridge design to withstand military loading, which consisted of a M1070 Heavy Equipment Transporter, without having to obtain an overload permit. The bridge consisted of 72 Bulb T prestressed beams, pile footing substructure and cast in place concrete superstructure.
  • Peps Point Road Across Bouie River near Hattiesburg, MS
    Project consisted of prestressed beam and welded plate girder spans on pile footing substructure. Value Engineering Proposal was submitted and approved which changed the pile footing substructure to 72 drilled shaft substructure.
  • State Route 175 Across Horn Lake Creek - Shelby County, TN
    Tennessee Department of Transportation project consists of the design of a new bridge to replace the existing substandard structure. Existing bridge must remain open to traffic, which will require phased construction design. Bridge designed in accordance with AASHTO Standard Specifications for Seismic Design of Highway Bridges.
  • State Route 125 Bridge Replacements - Hardeman County, TN
    Tennessee Department of Transportation project consists of the design of multiple bridges at various sites to replace existing substandard structures. Bridges designed in accordance with AASHTO Standard Specifications for Seismic Design of Highway Bridges.

Last update, October 2002