Morrison-Maierle’s design team was recently honored with the Preconstruction Project of the Year award for the I-80 Silver Creek to Wanship project at the 2014 Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Annual Conference in Salt Lake City.
The firm’s design team, Jim Scoles, Project Manager; Keely Matson, Charlie Brisko, Andy Cullison, and Dave Dewitt, were responsible for the bridge and structural design. UDOT was the lead on the roadway and project development.
Located on the east side of Park City, Utah, this project constructed a seven-mile section of I-80, one of the most heavily traveled highways in the state. Morrison-Maierle’s team designed a 325-foot long, two-span bridge over Silver Creek and Rails to Trails. Because I-80 winds through a deep canyon, the team also used two spans to help facilitate the construction process. Finally, the team designed a 52-foot spandrel bent to give the contractor the flexibility to perform foundation construction before the existing bridge was removed. This technique helped the contractor meet a tight construction schedule and avoid four major fiber optic lines.