Constructing a job-site camp and access road were the first activities in building this $5.4 million, 169-metre-long, two-span steel truss railway bridge in northeast British Columbia. Despite adverse weather conditions at a remote site in the protected wilderness, Kiewit successfully completed the project in 13 months.
To ensure the stability of the suspension cables at Verrazano Narrows Bridge, Kiewit installed dehumidification systems and replaced bridge deck joints to prevent water infiltration. During construction, absolutely no damage was done to the cables due to extensive coordination and planning by crews.
Kiewit completed the Benicia-Martinez Bridge in August 2007. The five-lane, 8,790-foot-long toll bridge carries northbound vehicles across the Carquinez Strait and connects the City of Benicia in Solano County and the City of Martinez in Contra Costa County. The bridge consists of 130 piles, 1,700-ton footings, 17 piers, 11 pier tables and 335 cast-in-place segments.
Kiewit constructed the Dry Creek Pedestrian Bridge, The 760-foot covered walkway is the longest single pedestrian bridge span to date over Interstate 25 and connects the light rail station on the west side of the highway with the Inverness business park on the east side.
As the final contract of a series of four to upgrade the capacity of the existing bridge, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development selected a Kiewit-led joint venture to complete the $448 million project. The project added an additional lane in each direction to the Huey P. Long Bridge and with 8-foot emergency shoulders.
The existing Twin Span Bridge over Lake Pontchartrain, La. was heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The powerful storm surge knocked many of the bridge's concrete segments into the lake. As part of a joint venture team, Kiewit crews constructed 1.1-mile-long high-rise portion of the new twin Interstate 10 bridges.
TriMet awarded the Willamette River Transit Bridge design-build contract to a Kiewit joint venture as a part of the Portland to Milwaukee TriMet Light Rail Program. The scope of work includes constructing a 1,720-foot-long, cast-in-place segmental cable-stayed bridge across the Willamette River. The bridge is designed to carry light rail trains, buses, pedestrians, and cyclists, and accommodate the expanding Portland Streetcar System if added in the future.
This fast-track $25 million project involved design and construction of a bridge to provide access to the Fort McMurray tar sands operations in Northern Alberta. An innovative design allowed the 391-metre, five-span bridge to be completed 14 months sooner than anticipated.