Veterans Memorial Bridge

Veterans Memorial Bridge

Location: Omaha, Neb.

Client: Nebraska Department of Transportation, Iowa Department of Transportation, TranSystems Corp.

Completion Date: 2010

The new 4,300-foot Veterans Memorial Bridge in South Omaha, Neb., replaces a narrow and structurally deficient bridge built in 1936. The river span is a 625-foot truss to accommodate the 590-foot clear navigation span required by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Harrington & Cortelyou, as a subconsultant to TranSystems Corp., provided design services truss span, river piers and 16 approach piers. The bridge deck is more than 87 feet wide.

  • Concept and structure type studies for the river span
  • Preliminary design and cost estimates for the river unit and steel girder approach alternate
  • Hydraulic studies
  • Coast Guard coordination and permit
  • Coordination with the Corps of Engineers for hydraulics and temporary construction effects
  • Final design and construction plans for the truss span, river piers, 16 approach piers, five units of the steel girder alternate for the approach spans
  • Construction services for the river unit