Murray Viaduct Project: Replacement Bridge

Murray Viaduct Project: Replacement Bridge

Schemmer was retained by the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) to provide design services for a replacement bridge located on NE-1. The bridge will span the Union Pacific Railroad in Murray, Nebraska. The NDOT required the bridge to be reconstructed in a single construction season to reduce safety concerns due to winter driving conditions, especially to young drivers at the local high school. These issues were addressed during design services with Schemmer, developing multiple design options and cost estimates. The eventual solution was to design the bridge utilizing Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) components to decrease the construction time. The pier cap, abutment caps and grade beams were all precast units fabricated off site, brought in and swung into place without the need of formwork or curing time. Precast units needed to accommodate construction under phased traffic conditions, complicated the design.

Once the replacement bridge is completed, the new 269-foot structure will be a two-span steel continuous welded-plate-girder bridge with drilled shafts for a foundation. The bridge is currently under construction and expected to be open to traffic in the late fall of 2021.

Advancing Accelerated Bridge Construction Design

Schemmer is excited to be a part of this project and the advancement of ABC design. We are proud of our long and successful history with NDOT and our bridge design experience. You can see more about this project here.

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