The new TxDOT bridge will replace the existing truss bridge over the Colorado River in Columbus, Texas. Stiver Engineering provided construction consulting to the bridge contractor with cofferdam designs for crane access on both banks of the Colorado River. The cofferdams allowed the crane to get closer to the center of the proposed bridge so that the bridge beams could be lifted and installed. The cofferdam was constructed using driven sheet piles, wales and cross ties.
The SH 288 Reconstruction Project includes improvements that encompass a 10.3-mile stretch from US 59 to the Harris County line at Clear Creek and involves the expansion of three major interchanges:
- Beltway 8, which will include (8) new direct connector/ramp bridges.
- Loop 610, which will include (8) new direct connector/ramp bridges.
- The Texas Medical Center, which will include (2) new direct connector/ramp bridges.
Stiver Engineering provided construction consulting through the demolition design and plans for the Southmore Boulevard Bridge, Holly Hall Street Bridge, 610 Interchange Bridges, SH 288 Bridges at Bellfort Street and SH 288 Bridges at Holmes Road.