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

IA 5/I35 Interchange

LocationPolk County, IA
  • Project
    • Ramp B (Upper Bridge):
      251.2 m x 7.8 m Pretensioned Prestessed Concrete Beam Bridge
    • Ramp C (Lower Bridge):
      202.4 m x 12.0 m Pretensioned Prestressed Concrete Beam Bridge

Shuck-Britson performed design services for both Ramp B and Ramp C. Standard prestressed bulb tee beams were utilized extensively to achieve economy on the curved superstructures. Special consideration was given to substructure locations to allow for existing I-35 lanes and future ramps.

Ramp B (the higher ramp) was designed and built first, with clearance considerations for the construction of Ramp C (the lower ramp).

Many of the original aesthetic features were developed during the design phase, including the pier and abutment geometry, and concrete rustication details.


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