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Coffman Hires Bridge Engineer to Lead New Service

February 18, 2019

Coffman Engineers is proud to announce they have hired Harvey L. Coffman, PE, SE to lead their newest endeavor, bridge engineering. Harvey will lend his 35 years of bridge engineering knowledge to the structural team in Spokane.

Harvey Coffman is a graduate of the University of Washington where he earned both his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering. He is a licensed structural engineer and is certified as a bridge and a tunnel inspector with an extensive history of bridge engineering and preservation work. Before joining Coffman Engineers, Harvey worked for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for 35 plus years, starting as a Bridge Engineer I in 1984 and completing his tenure as the Bridge Preservation Engineer for the State. As the Bridge Preservation Engineer, Harvey directed the statewide Bridge Preservation Program by developing and implementing strategies, policies and programs for the preservation and risk reduction of 7,253 bridges and other major transportation structures in Washington State.

Harvey has developed a deep knowledge and experience base throughout his esteemed career which includes designing, detailing, inspecting, rehabilitating and repairing bridges, supporting construction projects by working closely with project engineers and contractors, and managing groups of people, including an office of 74 employees.

Dave Peden, Principal Structural Engineer in Coffman’s Spokane office, said, “Harvey is going to be a great addition to our structural team. We have some engineers who are excited about performing bridge work and having Harvey lead that group and pass on his knowledge is invaluable.”

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