21-Day accelerated bridge construction – Country Club Road over Patterson BridgeTown of Union, Endwell, NY
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Beginning in January 2018, the Town of Union, (a small municipality located in upstate New York) began the arduous process of holding public meetings to discuss the rehabilitation of a highly utilized, 47.5 foot single span, steel beam bridge at Country Club Road over Patterson Creek. Traffic counts revealed the bridge experiences approximately 10,000 vehicles per day, a clear indication any interruption in traffic flow would significantly impact commuters, residents and local businesses.
Like many other municipalities, local officials needed assistance in navigating the project’s complex details. Delta-EAS Transportation Group won the opportunity to partner with the town and NYSDOT officials to plan and engineer a bridge design. Tamer Osman, Delta’s Senior Project Engineer, presented a 3-D animation to officials which visually demonstrated ABC technology, promising a 21-day ‘dig to drive’ completion schedule.
Funding was secured as part of the BRIDGE NY initiative, as it was a locally administered federal aid project. Construction began on July 22 and the bridge was opened for traffic on August 12th, on-time and under budget at $1.3 million.
The project scope included superstructure replacement with new galvanized steel beams, substructure repairs, bearing replacement, heavy stone fill scour protection, a temporary on-site pedestrian bridge, installation of ten (51’ 4 7/8”L x 49’W 4” x 10”D) precast deck panels, the use of Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) to connect the 5.75” wide panel joints, new sidewalks, a Texas Bridge Barrier, and reconstruction of approximately 400 feet of the bridge approach roadways.
Work tasks included design survey and mapping, development of a design report, preliminary and final bridge/ roadway design, environmental documentation, public participation and coordination with adjacent business owners, utility coordination, advertisement and bidding services, construction support and inspection services.
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