MoDOT Awards Route 47 Missouri River Bridge to Alberici
ST. LOUIS -
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) selected Alberici to construct a new, 2,560-foot-long bridge across the Missouri River that provides a vital link for the more than 11,000 motorists who travel between Franklin County and Warren County in Missouri each day. The $63 million bridge will be constructed just upstream from an aging structure built in 1936 that is nearing the end of its useful life.
Designed by HDR, Inc., the new Route 47 Bridge will provide 100 years of service life with limited maintenance and a variety of unique enhancements. It will be constructed using variable depth, haunched steel girders and fluted bridge piers with architectural reveals.
The new bridge includes two 12-foot driving lanes, 10-foot shoulders and a 10-foot-wide shared-use path with a scenic overlook at the center of the bridge. The shared-use path also serves as a connection for the city of Washington, Mo. to the KATY Trail, one of the longest continuous bicycle trails in the United States.
As part of the project, the City of Washington, Mo. is investing in 587 decorative light fixtures comprised of 15,954 individual LED lights, which will illuminate the bridge piers, girders and shared-use path for travelers entering the city at night.
The Route 47 Bridge is Alberici’s third major bridge project for MoDOT in the past five years. Alberici joint ventures also recently constructed the I-70 Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River and I-64 Daniel Boone Bridge Project, just downstream from the new Route 47 Bridge on the Missouri River.
“Alberici is proud to continue supporting MoDOT’s mission of delivering a world-class transportation experience,” said LeRoy Stromberg, Chief Operating Officer of Alberici. “We look forward to partnering with MoDOT again to deliver the new Route 47 Bridge safely, on time, and with the most value to project stakeholders.”
Construction will begin this summer and the new bridge is scheduled to open to traffic by Nov. 2018.
Alberici Constructors, Inc. is a major North American construction firm serving the civil, energy, building, healthcare, heavy industrial, manufacturing, water, and automotive industries. In May 2016, Alberici was ranked the 31st largest contractor in the United States by Engineering News-Record with annual revenues of more than $2 billion.