GALENA CREEK CONCRETE ARCH BRIDGE, RENO, NV

 
Description:  The Galena Creek Bridge is a concrete arch bridge under construction 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Reno, Nevada. The bridge is part of a new freeway construction project along I-580 eventually connecting Reno south to the state's capital, Carson City. The six-lane bridge represents one of the most expensive public works projects ever in the state of Nevada. Once constructed, the 1,700-foot (520 m) bridge with its 690-foot (210 m) span over the creek will be the longest concrete cathedral-arch bridge in the United States. Construction is currently scheduled to wrap up on the project in 2011.
 
GTI Flat Plastic Duct® and GTI-S4 Anchorage System® were utilized in the bridge deck for transverse post-tensioning tendons. The GTI-S4 Grout Cap® is designed to withstand 150 psi grout pressure allowing for permanent protection of the wedge plate.


Owner:  Nevada Department of Transportation

Bridge Design Engineer:  Nevada Department of Transportation

Project Engineer:  CH2M Hill

General Contractor:  Fisher Industries

Bridge Contractor:  C.C. Myers Inc.

RB Supplier and Installer:  Pacific Coast Steel

PT Supplier and Installer:  AVAR Construction Systems Inc.