KCI prepared a bridge type study and cost estimates for three alternatives for a pedestrian bridge providing access to Goat Island, home to a new public park in Cramerton, North Carolina.
Once the bridge type was determined, our team prepared final drawings and specifications for construction of a 10-foot-wide, 375-foot-long superstructure that included pre-stressed concrete cored slab approach spans and a prefabricated steel truss main span. KCI also developed custom steel handrails to match the client’s desired aesthetic.
Previously, people located in the center of town had to drive to the opposite side of the city to gain access to the park. The new structure, which crosses the Catawba River, now provides a convenient link between the downtown area and the island. The finished bridge carries pedestrian traffic and maintenance loads to the picnic shelters, canoe landings, disc-golf course, amphitheater and other amenities located in the new Goat Island Park.
Engineering and land surveying services provided in North Carolina are performed by our associated entity, KCI Associates of North Carolina, P.A.