Sailboat Bridge Nears Completion Four Months Ahead Of Schedule

SEGMENTS, FALL 2000, VOL. 37

These twin 926 meter (3,044') long precast concrete segmental bridges in northeast Oklahoma are nearing completion four months ahead of schedule (Figs. 20 and 21). U.S. 59 traffic over Grand Lake was switched to the new northbound bridge last January. Since then the contractor, Traylor Brothers, Inc., has demolished the old bridge, built new substructure, and erected 5 of the 25 spans for the new southbound bridge. Erection of the last span is scheduled for early November, with project completion in December 2000. Traylor Brothers was awarded the project in August 1997, with a low bid of $20.1 million, which was a savings of $1.1 million to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) over the lowest bid for the bulb-tee girder alternate design. Figg Engineering Group designed the bridge for ODOT and provided assistance during construction. Finley McNary Engineers provided construction engineering to Traylor Brothers on the project.

Project Details

State:

Oklahoma
 

Owner:

Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT)
 

Bridge Design:

Figg Engineering Group
 

Contractor:

Traylors Brothers, Inc.
 

Construction Engineer:

Finley McNary Engineers