Replacing a Bridge, Retaining a 1920s Nostalgia

Award-Winning Project

Challenge

The Garfield Avenue Bridge, originally built in 1929, was structurally deficient and needed to be replaced. Because the bridge was a historic landmark, the community wanted the new bridge to be in the same style as the previous one.

Solution

A new bridge was constructed that was reminiscent of the original bridge, complete with modern upgrades, like a raised sidewalk and modern lighting.

Features

  • 303-foot four-span prestressed concrete girder bridge
  • 30-foot roadway with an 8-foot raised sidewalk
  • Ornamental historic baluster railing
  • Decorative fascia arched valance

Awards

  • 2016 Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award | South Dakota Engineering Society - Eastern Chapter (SDES)

Project
Garfield Avenue Bridge Replacement

Location
Dell Rapids, S.D.

Client
South Dakota Department of Transportation

Services

  • Bridge Design
  • Roadway Design
  • Plan Development