Bullard Wash Bridges

2009 ACEC Arizona – Engineering Excellence Honor Award Structural Design

Structural Design Goodyear, Arizona

Structural Grace provided structural and architectural design and production of construction documents, including cost estimate, and special provisions, for twin two-span, haunched reinforced concrete slab bridges at three crossings. The structures cross Bullard Wash at Van Buren Street, McDowell Road and Monte Vista Drive. The scope of services included bridge design, coordination with roadway designers, hydraulic engineers, coordination with project artist and production of construction documents (plans, quantities, cost estimates, special provisions). Aesthetic issues addressed during the design included providing an open design that avoided a tunnel like atmosphere for the users of the linear path that meanders under the bridges, and unique open rail design.