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07 AASHTO Bridge Committee Awards Presentation


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  • 1. Prize Bridges Awards Presentation World Steel Bridge Symposium New Orleans, Louisiana December 6, 2007 NSBA / AISC
  • 2. Prize Bridge Jury Matt Farrar, Idaho DOT Andrew Herrmann, Hardesty Hanover Thomas Lulay, CH2M Hill Myint Lwin, FHWA
  • 3. Major Span US-93 Burro Creek Canyon Bridge Northwest Arizona (between Phoenix & Las Vegas)
  • 4. • used innovative erection techniques, weathering steel, and classis arch design ... to produce a good looking structure • constructability issues were crucial ... construction mitigated environmental impacts • consideration given to construction and worker safety are an important aspect of design
  • 5. US-93 Burro Creek Canyon Bridge Designer - Arizona Department of Transportation Phoenix, AZ Shafi Hasan Fabricator - PDM Bridge Detailer – Tensor Engineering Erector – Traylor Brothers
  • 6. Long Span Raccoon Creek Bridge Pike County, Kentucky
  • 7. • wise use of constructability & fabrication input early in the design phase …a beautiful example of a quality design, fabrication and construction effort • impressive high steel tubs with innovative ‘angel wing’ erection technique • aesthetically superior … constructability issues well thought out …pleasing span to depth ratio and symmetry
  • 8. Raccoon Creek Bridge Designer - Palmer Engineering Winchester, KY Brad Robson Fabricator – High Steel Structures Detailer – Tensor Engineering Erector – Bush & Burchett
  • 9. Medium Span I-94 Modified Tied Arch Bridge Taylor, Michigan
  • 10. • the steel design addressed numerous constraints & challenges at this location … an artistic solution • good appearance with pressurized box for arch to minimize corrosion • several innovative solutions. slender and aesthetic with complex details in context sensitive format
  • 11. I-94 Modified Tied Arch Bridge Designer – Alfred Benesch & Company Lansing, MI Muthia Kasi Ihab Darwish Fabricator - PDM Bridge Detailer – CanDraft, Inc. Erector – Whaley Steel Construction
  • 12. Short Span US-36 over Box Elder Creek Watkins, Colorado
  • 13. • innovative use of rolled shapes offers competitive choices to designers for short span bridges • good example of steel’s viability over concrete … simple, clean, with easy construction • aesthetically pleasing … innovative continuity connection …simple details, constructible, economical alternate to prestress concrete • standardization and keeping details simple are the keys to make steel sections competitive
  • 14. US-36 over Box Elder Creek Designer – Colorado Department of Transportation Denver, CO Teddy Meshesha Fabricator – Big R Manufacturing Detailer – Big R Manufacturing Erector – Structures, Inc.
  • 15. Movable Span Intracoastal Waterway Bridge Louisa, Louisiana
  • 16. • use of steel counterweight was requested by citizens and solved by the design team • clean appearance with counterweights hidden between approach span girders • minimizing counterweight resulted in a pleasing look ... haunch on approach spans complimented lift span ... good symmetry • good use of steel to push the state of the practice.
  • 17. Intracoastal Waterway Bridge Designer – HNTB Corporation Baton Rouge, LA Rudy McLellan Fabricator – Steward Machine Detailer – Steward Machine Erector – Huval & Associates
  • 18. Special Purpose Highland Bridge Denver, Colorado
  • 19. • the design & construction teams worked well to insure this complex bridge was constructible over traffic • innovative triple arch truss … complicated erection to achieve success • structure seems to rise and fly over the interstate … good use of steel to make a remarkable bridge • the sweeping view of the triple rib steel arch provides a pride of the community … prefabricated segments facilitate the construction
  • 20. Highland Bridge Designer – Jacobs Carter Burgess Denver, CO Jeff Mehle Fabricator – King Fabrication Detailer – King Fabrication Erector – Harmon Constructors
  • 21. Reconstructed St. Johns Bridge Portland, Oregon
  • 22. • design effort paid good attention to detail … historic reconstruction to meet current loads and to resist NorthWest climate impacts • historic preservation of Steinman suspension system • admirable project to rehabilitate and preserve an historic landmark • great restoration of a historic suspension bridge to meet current seismic and traffic needs
  • 23. St. Johns Bridge Designer – OBEC Consulting Engineers Jim Bollman Oregon DOT Frank Nelson Fabricator – Hogan Fabrication Detailer – Hogan Fabrication Erector – Max J. Kuney Construction