Client: Nebraska Department of Transportation, Iowa Department of Transportation, TranSystems Corp.
Completion Date: 2010
Location: Omaha, Neb.
The new 4,300-foot Veterans Memorial Bridge in South Omaha, Neb., replaces a narrow and structurally deficient bridge built in 1936. The river span is a 625-foot truss to accommodate the 590-foot clear navigation span required by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Harrington & Cortelyou, as a subconsultant to TranSystems Corp., provided design services truss span, river piers and 16 approach piers. The bridge deck is more than 87 feet wide.
Concept and structure type studies for the river span
Preliminary design and cost estimates for the river unit and steel girder approach alternate
Coast Guard coordination and permit
Coordination with the Corps of Engineers for hydraulics and temporary construction effects
Final design and construction plans for the truss span, river piers, 16 approach piers, five units of the steel girder alternate for the approach spans