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  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

During bridge inspections along the Salt River Project’s (SRP) canal system, B&N’s bridge inspection team identified that the bridge carrying 68th Street over a canal in Scottsdale, Arizona, had severe structural cracks and deterioration. It was ultimately determined that the bridge would need to be replaced immediately for public safety. Due to our expertise, the City of Scottsdale contracted with B&N under an emergency contract to quickly design the replacement. To maintain public safety during the design phase, the bridge was assessed and ultimately restricted to limited access to avoid potential failure issues.

Along with designing the new bridge on an accelerated timeline, B&N planned the demolition and construction with the City’s Construction Manager at Risk (CM@R). As the canal could not be drained at will, the construction phase occurred during SRP’s 30-day dry canal period. The collaboration between all parties made for a quick and seamless replacement. The new bridge was intentionally designed to be state-of-the-art and included the addition of bike lanes, sidewalks, and additional safety features to ensure long-term bridge safety and longevity.