Monday, June 16, 2014

New Pedestrian Bridge Spans Shillcott Bayou

Construction crews in North Little Rock, Arkansas recently replaced the pedestrian bridge over Shillcott Bayou in Burns Park. The 145-foot steel truss span bridge with a reinforced concrete deck will replace an old wooden bridge on the Little Rock metro area’s Arkansas River Trail, which is a favorite amongst the city’s bicyclists, joggers, and walkers.

Garver provided surveying, conceptual planning, environmental handling and documentation, geotechnical engineering, final bridge design, bidding, and construction observation services to replace the bridge, which is expected to be open in July 2014.

“This project provides a new bridge that gives pedestrians and cyclists the opportunity to enjoy Burns Park and the River Trail without the limitation of the existing timber bridge structure,” said Project Manager Blake Martin. “Also, the new bridge will have less maintenance and repair cost than the existing one.”


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