The local highway department needed to bring a bridge up to code without removing its historic character, which was prized by the community.
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.
Dodd Ford Bridge Rehabilitation
Blue Earth County
- A steel girder span with a concrete deck
- Designed and constructed "inside" the main span trusses
- Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office compliance
- Multimodal use support
- Bridge design
- Structural engineering