Henry Avenue Bridge Reconstruction

Project Description: The new eight-span structure on steel beams widened the existing two-lane bridge to four lanes with a sidewalk on one side and a parapet-protected pedestrian/bike path on the other. The challenging project used modern engineering to widen the structure and construct the wider deck from the platform of the existing structure.  The final product has many streetscape features which include six scenic river overlook areas, decorative street lighting, laser under deck lighting, and more.  The project also includes the installation of a 16″ watermain beneath the bridge deck that extends shore to shore through the bridge abutments and piers.

Client: Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Location: City of Beloit

Project Year: 2011/2012

Lead Batterman Staff: Inspector: Kevin Saxe

Testimonial: Received 2012 SW Region Outstanding Highway Construction Award for Excellence in Large Structures

Batterman Services: Construction Management

Biggest Challenge and How it was Solved: The project used modern engineering to widen the structure and construct the wider deck from the platform of the existing structure.

Field Data: 3000 SY concrete pavement; 4,070 CY concrete masonry bridges; 19,405 LF (3.7 miles) piling;

Related Markets: Transportation of goods and services