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City of Austin/Catellus Development
Bury & Partners
JC Evans Construction Co., Inc.
October 18, 2006
Catellus Development Group and the City of Austin had a goal to make the Robert Mueller Airport Redevelopment project a showpiece of ‘green urbanism’ The development was planned to promote energy and water efficiency, resource protection, reduced vehicular dependency and green space preservation.
As part of the redevelopment project, owners wanted to transform former airport administrative offices into a Welcome Center for the community. To do so, a bridge was needed to provide access to the visitor’s center by spanning part of the 6.5-acre lake at the center of Lake Park.
Consulting engineer Bury & Partners selected a precast CON/SPAN® bridge. The structure has a 48’ clear span and was installed on strip footings. The aesthetic finish of the bridge was chosen to match surrounding infrastructure and elements of the nearby Lake Park. The structure was also designed with precast counterfort headwalls, a stepped foundation and blockouts for potential lighting.
Bury designed many of the infrastructure improvements necessary for the transformation of Austin’s former airport and adjacent industrial sites into the mixed-use urban community. All commercial buildings at Mueller will meet or exceed a two-star energy efficiency rating from Austin Energy’s Green Building Program or will be LEED certified.
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