Bridge Rehabilitation Honors the Past, Embraces the Present

Challenge

The local highway department needed to bring a bridge up to code without removing its historic character, which was prized by the community.  

Solution

The project team came up with a design that combined the historic bridge with a modern bridge. The original truss section of the bridge, the visible portion that the community wanted preserved, was set on top of a new concrete structure capable of carrying modern loads.

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Features

  • A steel girder span with a concrete deck
  • Designed and constructed "inside" the main span trusses
  • Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office (MnSHPO) compliance
  • Multimodal use support

Project
Dodd Ford Bridge Rehabilitation

Location
Amboy, Minn.

Client
Blue Earth County

Services

  • Bridge Design
  • Structural Engineering