At the Northern California APWA annual project awards luncheon on February 23, 2017, two Bay Area projects that Quincy Engineering designed received awards. Congratulations to the talented teams who worked on these!
Quincy Engineering provided plans, estimates, and specifications for the replacement of the existing four-span, timber bridge constructed in 1953 and widened in 1969. The new bridge is a two-span RC concrete slab with a total length of 91 feet and width of 82 feet. The project was constructed in two traffic stages with a winter shutdown period in between. The creek pier is supported on 80-foot-long custom piles with column extensions. Specialized aesthetics included color concrete throughout except the piling, decorative bridge railing including an overlook with custom metal railing. Aesthetic street lighting and stamped paving were used in the median area.
Mario Quest – Project Manager and Bridge Project Engineer
Krassimir Panayotov – Roadway Project Engineer
Danny Mossman – Bridge Engineer
This project added 0.4 miles of new sidewalk and bike lanes with curb and gutter along the north side of Canal Road between Bel Air Elementary School and Loftus Road. Canal Road is used by school children walking and bicycling to and from school. Prior to the project, there were no sidewalks, and the bicyclists and pedestrians shared the partially paved shoulder. The project included ADA-compliant sidewalk along one side, and Class II bike lanes along both sides of Canal Road from Bailey Road to Loftus Road, in accordance with Contra Costa County’s 2009 Bike Plan. Extensive drainage modifications, utility adjustments, vegetation removal, and sign relocation were also completed as part of this project. Challenges included maintaining the widened roadway improvements within the limited right of way, and avoiding impacts to a riparian area immediately adjacent to the construction area. The design team worked closely with the County and utility companies to minimize relocations of existing utilities that were located within the proposed sidewalk and next to the widened shoulder area.
Carolyn Davis – Project Manager
Michele Johnson – Project Engineer