The existing bridge at the location was a timber bridge founded on timber piles, with timber abutments. The existing bridge was two spans, which was replaced with a single span prestressed concrete beam superstructure founded on driven steel piles and concrete abutments.
Stahly Engineering assisted Fergus County in securing TSEP funds for the replacement of the bridge. Additional services provided by Stahly Engineering include:
This bridge is located over Big Spring Creek, and is in a detailed flood study area, meaning the water surface of the creek could not be increased at all. In addition, lengthening the bridge to accommodate hydraulics was a challenge due to the proximity to the highway on the east, and a residential driveway on the west.