Thomas Nelson Community College had an emergency project which initially included a study to determine the structural adequacy of the bridge, provide recommendations, and eventually evolved design services to replace a critical pedestrian bridge which links the main campus to the student housing portion of the campus. An existing wooden pedestrian bridge, integral to a major pedestrian corridor at the perimeter of the Thomas Nelson Community College campus, had neared the end of its life cycle and was structurally compromised.
Our design included demolishing the ±35’ long pedestrian bridge and designing a 50′ long prefabricated metal bridge with helical pile foundations, concrete bridge abutments, and Ipe wood decking. An associated erosion and sediment control plan was provided to ensure proper bank stabilization in the impacted area, and protection of the intermittent stream channel. Repair to adjacent asphalt sidewalk and new conduit for existing site lighting were also provided.
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