Due to a number of issues, there was a 1.1-mile gap in the Trail at Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas. Along this gap, visitors had to divert onto the narrow sidewalk and travel along busy Riverside Drive, crossing six lanes of I-35 access roads to travel east or west and use the south side of the trail. There are currently 3,000 to 15,000 people using this trail every day of the year. The client retained Stiver Engineering provided structural design through design review services for the construction of each of the boardwalk precast sections.
Stiver Engineering reviewed the design of more than 2,300 different shaped precast panels that were required to complete the trail. This process included the analysis of the reinforced concrete panels for lifting, transporting, and installation.