Craig Ranch is a 2,000-acre master-planned, mixed-use community located in one of the most exciting growth centers in the Southwest. Influenced by the idea of “New Urbanism,” Craig Ranch blends the main elements of community life — home, work and play — into a selfsustaining environment.
The centerpiece of this development is a PGA Tour Tournament Players Club. Running through the prestigious, Tom Weiskoff-designed course is Rowlett Creek, a major tributary of the east fork of the Trinity River. Craig Ranch developers needed several bridges to cross Rowlett Creek to provide golfers and pedestrians uninterrupted travel across the golf course.
Consulting engineer Jones & Boyd designed the six-cell CON/SPAN® bridge for the site. The precast option could solve a water line and utility line challenge by allowing the lines to be buried in the structure. The system could also provide an aesthetic centerpiece and ensure a speedy installation. The sixth CON/SPAN® arch was installed 100 feet away across the stream, due to PGA requirements for a pedestrian/golf course path to provide access from Hole One to Hole Two on the course. Installation of the 88 precast arch units was projected to be completed in five days, and crews were able to finish several hours ahead of schedule.
In addition to the CON/SPAN® bridge, 15 Continental® pedestrian truss structures were installed in the development. All of the truss bridges have a matching look, designed as Connector® style structures with a weathering steel finish and a concrete deck to match the aesthetics of the development.