The $3.8-million Galveston Street Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge created a link for the city of Chandler's bike system over the State Route 101 Loop. The bridge is integrated into the earthen embankments on both sides of the freeway as well as onto the existing concrete pier, spanning the Loop 101 freeway and frontage roads. It consists of three distinct superstructures: a single steel box girder over the freeway; a single cast-in-place box girder over frontage roads; and a concrete slab at the ramp locations. Designers adorned the bridge's fencing with sails, which represent the popular use of radio-controlled model aircraft at nearby Thude Park. Judges appreciated the construction team's approach to safety, including daily pre-shift briefings, weekly tool-box meetings, pre-job planning and project safety audits.

Photo by Craig Smith
Award of Merit Small Project (Under $10 Million) Galveston Street Bridge

Arizona State Route 101 Loop/Galveston Pedestrian Bridge

Chandler, Ariz.

Key Players

General Contractor Ames Construction Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz.

Owner/Developer City of Chandler

Lead Design Firm T.Y. Lin International, Tempe, Ariz.

Landscape Architect J2 Engineering and Environmental Design, Phoenix

Electrical Engineer Wright Engineering, Chandler

Subcontractors Ritoch Powell & Associates, Phoenix; ACS, Tempe; Ninyo & Moore, Phoenix; Laurie Lundquist, Tempe