Working with the English Construction Company and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, KCI designed replacement structures for 11 damaged bridges along Fort Bragg’s training ground trails. With a population of nearly 40,000, the 251-square-mile Fort Bragg military base is home to the U.S. Army Airborne Forces and Special Forces.
Instead of your typical roadway loading, our design had to accommodate a 70-ton tank.
Andrew M. Craig, PEPractice Leader
Due to the rough, forested terrain surrounding many of the sites, which complicated access for concrete trucks, KCI recommended that structural elements be precast and carried into position using smaller, flatbed vehicles.
Eight bridges were designed initially so construction could begin while engineering was completed for the remaining three structures. By splitting the design package, KCI enabled the contractor to expedite construction.