- Company: C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc.
- Industry: Transportation
- Location: Atlanta, Georgia
- Expected Completion Date: May 31, 2010
- Project Website
The $90 million 14th Street Bridge Replacement, designed to relieve congestion at the 14th Street and I-85/I-75 Interchange, replaced the existing bridge over the Downtown Connector in Midtown Atlanta and constructed two new exit ramps; southbound to 10th Street, and northbound to 17th Street. The replacement of the 14th Street Bridge consisted of a new structure with forty-six 174-foot-long concrete beams spanning the Downtown Connector. Utilities occupying the existing bridge were relocated to a 72-inch-diameter tunnel, also constructed as part of this project.
What impact does this project have on America?
This project relieved congestion both on and off the interstate in downtown Atlanta.
What interesting obstacles or unusual circumstances did you overcome to complete the project?
Located in downtown Atlanta on one of the most congested roadways in the area, this project presented unique traffic management challenges. Several detours were required, including a complete detour of I-75/I-85 over a Labor Day weekend, to provide safety for the traveling public and to allow accelerated construction while minimizing impacts to motorists.
How did you leverage new technologies to work faster and reduce waste?
We utilized Laptop computer with custom application to manage our schedule, labor, equipment, materials and progress quantities.