Client

North Carolina Department of Transportation

Location

Rowan and Davidson Counties, NC

Market

Highways & Bridges: Fixed Bridges

Services

Design: Structural, Civil, Geotechnical Foundations

I-85 over the Yadkin River Design-Build

The I-85 corridor between Charlotte and Greensboro, NC has long been one of the most dangerously congested corridors in the state, necessitating a massive reconstruction initiative including the erection of dual bridges over the Yadkin River. The joint venture of Flatiron-Lane was selected by the North Carolina Department of Transportation in 2010 to lead the $136 million design-build contract.

STV was lead designer as a consultant to Flatiron-Lane, and was responsible for project management, bridge/structure design and railroad coordination. The new dual bridges are 72 feet wide and 2,914 feet long, spanning a wetland, the river and three railroad tracks. They opened to traffic in March 2012 and the project was completed in May 2014. The major dual bridge structure is now named the Yadkin River Veterans Memorial Bridge.

Award Icon Project Recognition

GRAND AWARD 
2014 Engineering Excellence Award
American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina

NATIONAL AWARD OF MERIT 
2014 Design-Build Project/Team Award – Transportation
Design-Build Institute of America

2014 TOP 10 BRIDGES – #10 
Roads & Bridges Magazine

2014 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD 
American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina

PROJECT AWARD 
2013 Pinnacle Award – Best Highway Project
Carolinas Associated General Contractors

2012 TOP 10 ROADS – #3 
Roads & Bridges Magazine