Published on January 12th, 2020 | by UC&D Magazine

With constrained space for the crane and multiple trades working on site, the challenging logistics made for a wonderful project with the Soaring Canyon Bridge.

The bridge construction team carefully planned deliveries up the steep terrain and to the space-constrained site, meeting with the homebuilder and other trade partners to coordinate weekly delivery schedules. The close coordination between all parties, though testing, helped to make the project a remarkable experience.

The team took special care to ensure that rolled guardrail and tube steel fascia matched the bridge deck radius and slope. Steel elements were shaped using a process called induction bending, in which the metal is super-heated and sections simultaneously rolled and then cut with compound miters.

This complex, S-shaped box girder bridge serves as the entrance to a private residence at The Colony at White Pine Canyon and is certainly one of the more unique bridge structures in the state. Rather than fighting against the steep slope, this bridge climbs the mountain, co-existing with the sloped terrain and showcasing the site’s evergreen trees. Sleek and modern, the bridge adds to the beautiful overlook the mountain location affords.

Design Firm: Michael Baker International
General Contractor: Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction
Structural Engineer: Michael Baker International
Concrete: Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction, Geneva Rock (supplier)
Steel Fabricator: AMFAB, CMC Rebar