November 16, 2016

We are pleased to welcome Timothy C. Gall, PE, SE to Epstein. Tim is our new Chief Bridge Engineer and he brings with him over 16 years of transportation industry engineering experience with specific expertise in the design of roadway and railroad bridges. At Epstein, Tim will be responsible for overseeing and developing the staff of engineers in our bridge group, which is resident within our civil engineering department, as well as leading the design and project management for our various bridge projects.

Tim's appointment at Epstein is one that is very exciting for the company and Tom Smiles, PE, our director of engineering, had this to say about Tim joining our company, 'Tim's extensive experience in the design and management of bridge engineering projects for clients in the transportation sector helps solidify and advance Epstein's position as one of the region's leading roadway engineers. In addition, Tim's portfolio of complicated bridge structures will improve Epstein's ability to design more unique structures beyond the soon to be built Riverside Bridge, a 16-span, 1000' foot long curvilinear reinforced concrete pedestrian bridge that will cross the Chicago River just north of Addison.'

Some of the Epstein bridge engineering projects Tim will be leading include serving as our project manager for twin bridges on I-74 over Pope Creek, an assignment for the Illinois Department of Transportation's (IDOT) District 4 that involves preparing final design plans, specifications and estimates. Tim will also lead our structural engineering efforts for the design of a system to eliminate the infiltration of water into Pedestrian Tunnels at O'Hare International Airport.

Prior to joining Epstein, Tim was a senior structural engineer at TY Lin International where he worked on all aspects of structural design and analysis for major transportation systems including roadway and railway bridges, earth retaining systems, and facilities. His responsibilities at TY Lin included the role of project manager and/or lead engineer for a variety of design projects, many of them in congested urban locations. He also has experience in design for retrofit, repair and reconstruction of bridge structures, has performed detailed inspections for a variety of structures as well as being acting on-site engineer for construction activities providing related construction services. Tim's career also includes positions at exp U.S. Services, Inc., where he was a senior structural engineer, and Edwards and Kelcey Design Services, Inc., where he served as a structural engineer.

Tim's career has also involved work for a wide variety of public transit agencies including IDOT, the Illinois State Highway Toll Authority (ISTHA), the Chicago Department of Transportation, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and Metra, among other agencies. Some of the more significant projects Tim has engineered included the construction of a new I-57 Interchange at the divided highway's crossing at I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) in Cook County, Illinois; the design and preparation of construction plans for the structural rehabilitation of five viaduct structures along the CTA's Purple Line; and a new flyover ramp for ISTHA carrying NB I-39 over Ramp F and EB I-90 at the Cherry Valley Interchange in NW Illinois.

Lastly, Tim earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000 and received a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004. And, Tim is also an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and has served as the Past Chair and the Lecture Series Co-Chair for the ASCE's Illinois Section Structural Group.