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Murphree Bridge Corporation
February 28, 2006
Homeplace Development is an 825 acre development of homes, apartments, commercial buildings and an office park. A vehicular bridge was needed to cross Faye Branch Creek at the primary entrance to the residential neighborhoods.
“One of the deciding factors in using Contech was our desire to achieve the same look as the weathering steel bridges on the adjacent Robert Trent Jones golf course,” says Joe Turner, President of AllSouth and the development manager. “We wanted something other than a plain concrete bridge. We wanted a quality product that would reflect well on the development.”
The construction site was not without its challenges. Steep hills on both sides of the stream lead down to the bridge site. Since the bridge spanned a very sensitive waterway, the Alabama Department of Environment Management was concerned with the impact to the stream bed. Chambliss went to extra lengths to keep silt out of the stream during construction.
“We are very pleased with the end result,” states Chambliss. “It is a bridge design that is more fitting to the environment than a concrete structure and it compliments the early 1900’s architectural styles of the Homeplace Development.”
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