Project Details

Client: High Steel Structures
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Capex: $22 million
Project duration: 2016-2018
Owner: Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT)
Design firm: CDR Maguire
Architect: Inform Studios
Engineer: Burro Happold
Contractor: Daniel O’Connell Sons

Scope of work

  • Modeling and detailing of the girders, floor beams, diaphragms, bracing and misc. steel

Project stats

  • 394 ft. long
  • 350 tons
  • The bridge is built on existing piers made available with the relocation of I-195


Highlights & Challenges

  • Extensive use of Architectural models and drawings was required to correctly model the complex geometry of the structure. Many sketches were drawn, meetings held and much co-ordination was done with the design team.
  • The bridge is unique in that there are over 200 Architectural Wana panels bolted to the side of the bridge girders. These panels form a wood fascia on the bridge. Connections for each of these panels was modeled and incorporated into the shop drawings.
  • The bridge has an IPE wood deck. Candraft modeled the IPE wood deck planks in position to facilitate the field crew.


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