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Lakeshore Drive Bridge

Wahpeton, Iowa

Bridge Replacement

Owner:

City of Wahpeton

Engineer:

Calhoun-Burns and Associates Inc.

Contractor:

Peterson Contractors Inc.

Installation:

November 2009

The City of Wahpeton, Iowa, is a quiet, residential community that includes a State Park, two resorts and three church camps. The City’s Lakeshore Drive Bridge, located over the West Branch Canal, was originally built in 1896 and needed to be replaced.

As a solution for the bridge replacement, Calhoun-Burns and Associates, Inc. chose to utilize a CON/SPAN Precast Modular Bridge from Contech. CON/SPAN was an ideal solution for this waterway crossing because it minimized waterway disturbances. CON/SPAN offered clear spans (48 feet for this project) with a small footprint, minimizing intrusion into natural areas. Additional benefits of CON/SPAN included strength, stability, and fast installation. Peterson Contractors, Inc. installed this structure in just two days.

 

Technical Description:

  • Span: 48 ft.
  • Rise: 10 ft.

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