Genesee County Highway Department - Stroh Road Bridge over Tonawanda Creek
Alexander, New York
Client: Genesee County Highway Department
Completion Date: November 1, 2018
Total Project Cost: $1.2 Million
The Stroh Road Bridge in Alexander, NY is an important thoroughfare in the Town of Alexander and the Village of Attica. The bridge had experienced much wear and tear over its life. Due to its advanced age, the salt used in the winter to control surface freezing, and continued use, portions of the steel superstructure were severely corroded. For the last 10 years, there have been use restrictions along the shoulders, as well as weight restrictions posted for the bridge. CPL was hired by the Genesee County Highway department to design a bridge replacement that would bring the bridge back to a full load posting.
The preferred design included an integral abutment bridge supported on 60-foot long steel friction piles with 107-foot long precast, prestressed concrete beams, and a composite concrete deck/wearing surface. The project was designed using NYSDOT design standards and specifications, but the project was locally funded using County infrastructure funding. The new bridge was designed to use precast and prestressed concrete beams which have a durable structure with a long service life. The maintenance for this type of structure is minimal, helping to lower the overall cost and allowing the County to spend funds in other areas of the community.
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Services: Structural Engineering
, Civil Engineering
Key Contact: Daniel D. Duprey, Jr., P.E.