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RICHARD WEINGARDT CONSULTANTS INC NO LONGER OFFERS CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES
This concrete girder bridge is the first major road project in the Denver area to use “retained earth” precast concrete abutments. It is the longest two-span bridge, as well as the only concrete girder bridge, on the Denver-Boulder turnpike.
RWC’s design team determined that this 15-million gallon reservoir could be repaired for half the cost of replacement. Procedures were developed for controlled demolition sequencing to protect against concrete explosion due to locked-in stress levels. Additionally, a unique grid system of beams was developed to withstand increased burdens on the foundation system created when the reservoir was buried to prolong its working life.