INNOVATION IN BRIDGES
Delich Roth & Goodwillie, P.A. Engineers
Noland Road and I- 70 Interchange Project
The Noland Road and I- 70 highway interchange is a key transportation hub
for the city of Independence, Mo., and the Kansas City metro area. The goal
was to reconfigure the interchange with minimal impact on motorists and the
surrounding community, shorten construction time, improve traffic flow and
capacity, and address structural and safety concerns. Delich Roth & Goodwillie
met the project objectives at a savings of $22.24 million for MoDOT.
MicroStation’s collaboration technology was utilized heavily on the project.
All teams involved were able to access the design data easily, and LEAP
Bridge enabled engineers to design the superstructure, substructure, and
bridge geometry within one software application. A comprehensive traffic
management plan, coupled with the use of a new shallow precast, pre-stressed
concrete box girder bridge superstructure, allowed the $11.13 million bridge to
be constructed and open to traffic in only two months.
Finley Engineering Group, Inc.
Estero Parkway Flyover
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
In this redesign of the Estero Parkway Flyover in Fort Myers, Fla., Finley replaced
twin, cast-in-place concrete box girders with a single, four-steel box girder
design. This $37 million solution saved Lee County $1.85 million by eliminating
a large falsework support system, reducing construction time, reducing
foundation design requirements, and simplifying construction methods.
Finley used MicroStation to produce all conceptual, final design, and study
drawings. Producing integrated design drawings enabled team members to
focus on their specialties with a reduced level of coordination while maintaining
high quality in the final design product. Using Bentley software cut an estimated
1. 5 months off the schedule, resulting in a total design time of three months.