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Bridging History: The Harford Road Bridge Project

Appendix C Construction Skill Set

Idea Name Detailed Description Implementation Details (barriers, skills set coordination, etc.)
Project phasing
  • Require full closure.
  • Eliminate staged construction.
  • Incorporate enhancements to detour route.
  • Close pedestrian bridge during construction.
  • Constructability review
  • Reduce construction time (from three years to less than one year).
    • Selling point to community.
  • Simplify demolition process.
  • Cost and schedule savings.
  • Eliminate all associated staging costs for structure.
  • Expand staging area and contractor work area.
  • Enhance safety (worker and public).
  • Minimize MOT costs.
  • May inconvenience park users and local community.
  • Construct temporary or permanent pedestrian bride downstream.
  • Seek qualified, experienced review team.
  • Complete reconstruction.
  • Reduce/eliminate (2) spans.
  • Modify typical section with new MSE Retaining wall.
  • Minimal maintenance for new structure.
  • Reduce construction time (utilize pre-cast).
  • Smaller structure size (single span).
  • Continuity in aesthetics (retain three span appearance with portals).
  • Allow sufficient width for proposed bike path.
  • Require additional permitting (resubmission).
  • Eliminate all staging costs for structure.
Park impacts
  • Enhancements.
    • Aesthetics.
    • New/realigned pedestrian access.
  • Temporary pedestrian/bike path access (downstream).
  • Combine park improvements (bike path and parking) with bridge contract.
  • Enhance landscaping to compliment selected bridge aesthetics.
  • Access may be reduced (temporarily during construction).
Contract administration
  • Partnering.
  • Incentive/Disincentive.
  • Explore Design/Build.
  • Improve communication.
  • Enhance resolution process.
  • Enhance utility coordination.
    • Utility elimination and relocation.
  • Cost benefits must be adequate and justified.
  • Well defined milestone and activities.
  • Specific scheduling requirements (CPM).
  • Requirements for D/B must be clear.
  • Gives contractor improved flexibility and control of work.
  • Establishes NTE cost (check BC Charter).
Financing Innovative Financing - FHWA IFT. Identify Champion (Joe $$$$ Taylor).
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