Metro Transit


St. Louis, MO


Highways, Bridges & Civil Infrastructure: Fixed Bridges


Program/Construction Management Services: Construction Management

Planning/Pre-Design: Permits, Transportation Planning

Bi-State Development Skinker Bridge Rehabilitation

Originally built in 1940, the Skinker Bridge in St. Louis, MO, has since become a key link in the MetroLink light-rail system, with upwards of 150 trains traversing it each weekday. This three-span continuous structure connects the Wellston and Delmar Loop stations on MetroLink’s Red Line running between Lambert Airport in St. Louis and the Shiloh-Scott Station in Illinois. Metro Transit selected STV to perform project management services for the structure’s rehabilitation that is expected to increase the aging bridge’s service life for up to 25 years.

As part of the project’s scope, construction activities will be carefully scheduled to minimize impacts to rail operations. Additionally, STV is managing the design of bridge bearings and girder repairs, as well as details on concrete repair, the track fastening system replacement, and the removal of the existing crib walls and embankment grading of the bridge approaches. STV is coordinating NEPA documentation and a cultural resource survey and assessment, permitting and maintenance of traffic planning and construction administration.