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Wintersmith Park

Ada, Oklahoma

Pedestrian Truss Bridge

Owner:

City of Ada

Engineer:

City of Ada

Contractor:

City of Ada

Installation:

2017

Technical Description:

• Continental® Pedestrian Truss with Precast Abutments
• Width: 12 ft
• Span: 60 ft
• Style: Connector
• Finish: Weathering Steel
• Decking: Concrete

Originally constructed in 1933 during the Great Depression as part of the "New Deal" work program, Wintersmith Park in Ada, Oklahoma, not only provided work for the unemployed but also improved its community by providing an area of respite. Recent improvements made at the 150-acre historical district park included a new dog park, a new playground constructed from recycled milk containers, a new aquatic center and restoration of the original amphitheater for music and movies. 

Additionally, the city of Ada replaced the pedestrian bridge on the walking trail near the amphitheater. Originally constructed in 1934, the replacement bridge was designed to mimic the look of the original structure. City Engineer Gary Kinder added, "We're going to make it look similar to the old bridge, but those stones are not going to be structurally supporting the bridge." 

A Connector®-style, Continental® Pedestrian Truss with precast abutments was chosen as the replacement structure because of the aesthetically pleasing and cost-effective nature of the bridge. The precast abutments provided a simple installation that could be completed by the city's maintenance crew. The existing stone supports were left in place to add to the historical feel of the overall project.

During installation of the replacement bridge, pedestrians were still able to use the walking trails but were routed around the construction area and to a temporary structure.

“The public likes this bridge a lot, and the park has been used more frequently since installation," concluded Gary Kinder, City Engineer with the City of Ada. "It’s turned out to be a very nice project!”

Technical Description:

• Continental® Pedestrian Truss with Precast Abutments
• Width: 12 ft
• Span: 60 ft
• Style: Connector
• Finish: Weathering Steel
• Decking: Concrete

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