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Dodd Ford Bridge Rehabilitation

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.

Project
Dodd Ford Bridge Rehabilitation

Location
Amboy, Minnesota

Client
Blue Earth County

Features

  • 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

Services

  • Bridge design
  • Structural engineering