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Two bridges in Whitnall Park required structure rehabilitation, scour protection, and roadway widening. The two bridges span the Root River and are located within 100’ of each other. The bridges consist of concrete arches with stone masonry fascias. The bridges are located within the Historic District of the park. Existing roadways had no sidewalks for pedestrians. Bloom completed an evaluation of the current conditions and proposed a solution.
The rehabilitated structures have adequate load carrying capacity, scour protection, clear width, plus provide adequate pedestrian and bicycle accommodations. The historical bridges were brought up to current safety codes while maintaining the rustic appearance of the bridge as well as its overall historic aesthetic. The new roadway also meets current design standards.
Bloom completed the preliminary and final design of reconstruction for 2 branches of the Parkway, involving rehabilitation of 2 historical bridges. Services included traffic analysis, design reports, extensive public involvement, environmental documentation, preliminary and final road plans, preliminary and final structure plans, preparation with PS&E documents for construction according to Milwaukee County and WisDOT standards and procedures.