Hanson Pipe & Precast of Irving supplied a modular bridge for Oak Run Middle School in New Braunfels to replace an inadequate walkway. Students previously had to cross the flooded walkway when it rained.

New Braunfels-based Acme Bridge Co. Inc contracted Hanson Pipe & Precast to design and manufacture the approximately $221,000 Oak Run pedestrian bridge, which was privately and publicly funded.

Hanson manufactured the new pedestrian bridge, to replace the existing sidewalk which crosses the drainage channel. Hanson supplied four precast modular bridge interior units and eight curb units, as well as eight rail units. The modular bridge was developed for pedestrian use, but is specified in other states for roadway applications.

The product was shipped from Hanson’s Grand Prairie facility. The bridge now connects the sidewalks. Acme Bridge Co. began construction on June 1 and completed the project before the start of school. This was the first modular bridge that Hanson installed in Texas.