DJ&A was tasked with providing an independent review of the Pelican Creek Bridge replacement, including a detailed review of the design and plans, review of the Critical Path Method (CPM) construction schedule, preparation of quantities, and an engineer’s estimate of probable construction costs for Western Federal Lands Highway Division (WFLHD). The new structure consists of three, three-span continuous steel girder units that comprise a 1500’ long bridge spanning both Pelican Creek and the causeway across the Pelican Creek Valley.

In addition to being located in a sensitive wildlife habitat, the project is located in an active seismic zone and the design and details were developed to meet these site specific considerations.

Review work was coordinated with both WFLHD and Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) staff, the latter being responsible for preparation of the bridge design and contract documents. In addition to the review work, DJ&A was also responsible for providing design process improvement suggestions to the agency staff and for participating in the standard comment resolution process held jointly with WFLHD and CFLHD personnel.

Key Services

  • Reviewed independent structural design of the Pelican Creek Bridge
  • Prepared quantity calculations, an engineer’s estimate and unit price analysis for the bridge construction items
  • Reviewed (CPM) prepared by FHWA
  • Presented findings to FHWA

Value Added

We found the review you performed to be very worthwhile and are very satisfied with the work performed. Thanks.

Jeff Berg, PE, Structural Engineer, Western Federal Lands Highway Division