Project Description

We were the lead design firm on the E.S. Wagner Design-Build team responsible for replacing Structure No. 250211 over Beaver Creek on Louise Street. The total project length spans .075-miles. The 3-span bridge is owned and maintained by the City of Fayetteville. This project was particularly urgent because the bridge, which serves as the main access road to US 401 for an underprivileged community, had to be closed due to structural deficiencies. The City of Fayetteville attempted to replace the bridge but later decided to enlist the assistance of the NCDOT.

Through the express design-build bridge program, the project was awarded to Summit and E.S. Wagner. The bridge had been closed for two years before the project began. The timeline, starting with notice-to-proceed and ending with the completion of construction, was approximately nine months– a full two months ahead of expected completion.

The project achieved a No-Rise for the bridge design, which was critical as there were (18) insurable structures within the immediate project floodplain. Several of these structures were FEMA buyout properties. Beaver Creek is a FEMA-regulated stream within a detailed flood study, further adding to the challenges. Through coordination between the design and construction teams, Summit was able to utilize a top-down construction method to rebuild the bridge. As a result, the replacement had no environmental impacts on the stream.

Project Details

Project Size

.075 Miles, 3-Span Bridge

Project Location

Cumberland County, NC

Project Type


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