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Raleigh Greenway Trail Bridge

Raleigh, North Carolina

Parks & Recreation

Owner:

North Carolina DOT

Engineer:

North Carolina DOT

Contractor:

C.C. Mangum, Inc.

Installation:

June 2005

As they continued to expand their trail system, the City of Raleigh needed safe pedestrian passage over the busy I-440 beltway. The solution was a 660-foot long Continental® bridge comprised of three prefabricated steel arch sections. Each bridge section is 220 feet long and 12.5 feet wide. The custom Keystone® style bridge features a hot spray zinc finish and the spans were designed to accept a cast-in-place concrete decking. In addition, vinyl coated fencing panels were installed to provide pedestrian safety.

“There was a bit of a learning curve when installing these big sections” says Steve Allison project manager. “Once we got the hang of it, each section was installed in about an hour and a half. This was a fast paced project and Contch did all they could to make it go smoothly” C.C. Mangum’s total project involvement included the construction of the Continental® bridge and a two-mile walking trail. The completed bridge is an aesthetically pleasing landmark with a walkway that provides a scenic trail from Meredith College to the North Carolina Museum of Art. Officials and residents are very pleased with their landmark bridge. The City Council recently approved funding for blue lighting on the bridge. Mayor Charles C. Meeker stated in the Raleigh News Observer, “Everyone is proud of this Continental® bridge and the blue lights will put the finishing touch on it”

 

Technical Description:

  • Width: 12.5-ft.
  • Span: 660-ft.
  • Style: Custom Keystone®
  • Finish: Zinc Metallizing
  • Decking: Concrete

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