Creek Road Bridge

Project Description:  This project replaced the existing wooden structure originally built in 1935 over the WSOR railroad. The bridge had been closed to traffic for 8 years prior to construction beginning. Vertical curve adjustments were made to accommodate the new structure’s height above the tracks. MSE walls were built to elevate the bridge and narrow the span across the railroad. In addition, a realignment of Hofstrom Road was required to meet current safety standards.

Client: WisDOT

Location: Town of Bradford in Rock County, WI

Project Year: 2020

Lead Batterman Staff: Lead – Colten Tuescher, Inspectors: Jon Olinger

Batterman Services: Construction Management, Materials Testing

Biggest Challenge and How it was Solved: The biggest challenge for this project was utilizing local township roads for hauling construction materials. Some of the roadways were in unstable condition and are not rated to carry the loads required for a large project such as this. Coordination with the Town of Bradford officials and Rock and Walworth County officials allowed us to use the best routes to access the project.

Field Data: 5,560 SF of MSE Walls, 7,400 CY Borrow, 227 CY Concrete Masonry Bridges

Related Markets: Recreational/Transportation