Division 13 Express Design-Build Bridge Replacements

North Carolina

KCI served as the lead consultant for a group of seven bridge replacements in five counties. The contract was among the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s first express design-build projects. The firm managed a diverse team providing myriad engineering services including structures, SUE construction inspection, roadway design, traffic control, hydraulics, erosion control, permitting, geotechnical, and right-of-way acquisition.

We had a very competent group of employees working on this project who helped it progress smoothly through the design process into the construction phase.

Jared C. Medlin, PEStructural Engineer

Jared C. Medlin, PE

Each bridge posed a separate set of challenges, including aesthetics for the largest bridge, which crossed the Linville River and would be seen from a popular vacation and recreational destination.

KCI’s value engineering work saved the client more than $340,000 by offering alternative recommendations that changed one bridge to a culvert and eliminated a span on a second structure.