72 Hour Bridge Replacement: IL 115 over Gar Creek

September 14, 2017 by Portia King

Milhouse’s Stephen Long, PE, has a featured article discussing how a bridge will be demolished and replaced within 72 hours in the latest issue of the ASCE Illinois Section Fall Newsletter. Stephen’s article explains the Illinois 115 over Gar Creek Bridge Replacement, detailing the needed improvements and Milhouse’s solutions in address the bridge’s critical structural issues. Read more of Stephen’s article below.

IL 115 over Gar Creek Bridge Replacement

By Stephen Long, P.E.

IL 115 over Gar Creek Bridge, an Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) bridge located in District 3, is located approximately 2 miles southwest of Kankakee, IL. The existing structure is a 72’-0” single span PPC deck beam bridge with a deck clear width of 35’-6”. The bridge is on a Minor Arterial with an ADT of 3000 that is a key route for local school buses, farming activities, and through traffic to reach Kankakee, IL. The need for a proposed improvement was established in response to a six month routine special feature inspection. The bridge is posted for Legal Loads Only, and the deck and superstructure are rated in critical condition….Click here to continue reading!  




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