Fuss & O’Neill completed the replacement of the existing concrete encased steel stringer superstructure with a pre-stressed concrete box beam superstructure and an independent timber covered bridge on new foundations.
To maintain and improve aesthetics we designed an open-sided, exposed truss covered bridge that also improved vehicle visibility through the structure, which was previously a hazard due to the severe approach roadway curves. The covered bridge was designed to be longer than the existing bridge to improve the proportions and aesthetics. It includes a cantilevered pedestrian walkway and fishing platform on the downstream side. Concrete superstructure was used to minimize future maintenance requirements. We also designed and placed new concrete abutments behind the existing abutments to carry the superstructure and truss loads.