400 East Court Avenue | Suite 140 | Des Moines, IA 50309

Corporate Woods Drive Bridge over I-35

LocationAnkeny, IA
  • Project

    New 281'-0" x 60'-0" Continuous Welded Girder Bridge with 5'-0" Sidewalk

  • Services
    •  Preliminary Design
    • Final Design
    • Construction Review

This challenging project was successfully completed within a very aggressive design schedule without sacrificing quality. It required extensive cooperation and collaboration between the consultant team and public works engineers from Ankeny and Polk County, and Iowa DOT District, Road, and Bridge engineering staff. Several unique aesthetic elements were incorporated into the structure:

  • Curved mask walls and end posts with elaborate rustication patterns
  • Pier cap ends terminated with 4’-0” radii
  • Elegant arched pedestrian railing with a special coating system
  • The exterior surfaces of the concrete and rustication recesses coated with two different colored concrete sealers, white and light grey
  • Weathering steel specified for the beams to provide a deep chestnut color contrast against the lightly colored concrete sealers
  • A pedestrian trail cross-over benched into the berm using a special retaining wall below the bridge to allow safe passage of pedestrians

Careful detailing and plan preparation made the construction of this project go smoothly, meeting all of the client’s expectations.

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