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Williams & Works provided design and construction engineering services for the replacement of the Bridge Street Bridge over the Flat River in Belding, Michigan. As part of the MDOT Critical Bridge Program, the existing 2-span structure was designated for removal and replacement. Williams & Works developed a type, size, and location study with several alternative structures types for the City of Belding to review. Public information meetings were held, and, after a 2-span structure with various architectural details was selected, Williams & Works developed construction plans and specifications.
Williams & Works performed a hydraulic and scour analysis using HEC-RAS and submitted the results to the MDEQ for the necessary permits and compliance with State floodplain regulations. Williams & Works was also responsible for submitting all programming information to MDOT.
The bridge design included spread prestressed concrete box beams with a concrete deck and decorative cast-in-place concrete railings. The bridge substructure included concrete abutments and pier supported by steel piles. As part of the approach roadway reconstruction, the storm sewer system was redesigned to improve drainage in the area.