Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc.
Bridge of Lions rehabilitation and restoration
St. Augustine and Anastasia Island, Florida, United States
the primary goal of this project was to restore and rehabilitate the historic
Bridge of Lions – a two-lane movable bridge that carries State Route AIA over
the Matanzas River – linking downtown St. Augustine to Anastasia Island in
northeast Florida. Built in 1927, the bridge is listed on the “National Register
of Historic Places.” During project development, local interests pushed for the
bridge owner, the Florida Department of Transportation, to rehabilitate the
bridge in lieu of replacement.
The design team consisted of nearly 100 professionals, including the prime
design consultant, eight design subconsultants, and several government
agencies that participated with plan review comments and permit processing.
Voluminous staff hours were saved by the electronic sharing of MicroStation
drawing files between the prime consultant and subconsultants.
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Preparation of DPR for Upgrade to Paved Road Standard of Existing Roads in Terai Region of Nepal
this project was a narrow strip of rolling terrain in the southern part of
Nepal. It consisted of the preparation of a detailed project report involving
an upgrade to 17 largely unpaved roads located in a 27,500 square
kilometer area. The road upgrades will provide better and faster means of
transportation, decrease the cost of moving goods to and from market, reduce
wear and tear on cars and trucks, cut energy consumption, and raise the
overall standard of living for the area’s 1. 7 million inhabitants.
Bentley MXROAD was used for analysis of field data, preparation of digital
terrain models, geometric design of the project roads, overlay design, quantity
estimate, and preparation of final drawing volumes. Its use enabled the
project team to meet a challenging schedule and cut time to complete the
project by four months.