Salt Draw Creek I-20 Emergency Bridge Repair - Pecos, Texas
Completed in June 2004, this $3.7 million project included the emergency repair of eastbound and westbound Interstate 20 bridges following flooding caused by a levee breaking upstream during a 100-year rain event. Past experience on emergency repair operations, such as the Interstate 40 Bridge Repair in Webbers Falls, Oklahoma and Kiewit's vast resources across North America ensured proper staffing and equipment were available throughout construction.
Interstate 20 represents a major trucking route during the winter season and any restrictions to traffic flow would have had negative impacts. Due to the project location, schedule and logistics were critical components of construction. Kiewit completed the bridge repair in 56 days, 10 days ahead of schedule. In addition, crews experienced zero accidents throughout the execution of the contract.
Major quantities included 19,300 square feet of bridge deck; 625 cubic yards of concrete; 1,200 feet of 36-inch drill shafts; 2,500 feet of type IV concrete beams; 870 feet of slipped bridge rail; and 2,700 square yards of rock gabion.