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Oliver Avenue Bridge Over the White River


The Oliver Avenue bridge over the White River was constructed in 1958 and designated a “select” historic bridge. RQAW | DCCM completed the categorical exclusion level 4 and provided all environmental and Section 106 services, including historic property report, historic bridge alternatives analysis, consulting party meeting and consultation, effect finding documentation, waters report, and NEPA documentation. The RQAW | DCCM team and subconsultants expertly navigated the project through INDOT’s historic bridge project development process and worked with consulting parties, state agencies, and federal agencies to preserve the bridge while implementing meaningful repairs. Their team of bridge designers detailed the arch patching and reconstruction of the brackets supporting the sidewalk and designed a fixed reinforced concrete deck with a protective membrane and underdrains to prevent future deterioration. RQAW | DCCM also designed the rehabilitation details to bring the existing bridge railing, bridge sidewalks, and approach sidewalks into ADA compliance.

RQAW | DCCM won the 2021 ACEC Merit Award for this project as part of the ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Award Competition.

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