Creating a New Motor City Gateway: Complex Geometry: Detroit's Arched Bridges Were Erected Using Alternative Methods that Eliminated the Need for Expensive Shoring

Each of the twin tied-arch Interstate 94 Gateway Bridges outside Detroit, Michigan, was designed to carry four lanes of traffic and support a 240-ft-long deck span. Bridge design and construction caused local controversy due to factors such as cost and signature design creation.The author discusses the alternative methods used in the $20 million project, which eliminated expensive and massive shoring during span erection.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 56-58, 60
  • Serial:
    • Constructor
    • Volume: 88
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Associated General Contractors of America
    • ISSN: 0162-6191

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  • Accession Number: 01049942
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 23 2007 11:32AM