Indiana Department of Transportation I-69 Bridge

CLIENT: Stupp Bridge
project overview:

The Indiana Department of Transportation I-69 bridge underwent a significant remodel to improve safety and traffic flow on I-465 and I-69 where they connect on the northeast side of Indianapolis. This project aims to improve safety and traffic flow by building high-speed, high-capacity ramps that reduce weaving and merging.


DBM Vircon’s Scope of Work:

DBM Vircon’s scope of work consisted of creating a detailed 3D model of the bridge structure. This structure is a 700+ foot long, 1100-ton steel superstructure featuring eight-foot-tall, horizontally curved weathering steel plate girders. DBM Vircon’s modeling encompassed all essential components to ensure the bridge’s structural integrity and functionality. Project tasks included:

  • Project Planning and Management:
    • Initial project planning and scheduling
    • Resource allocation and management
    • Continuous project monitoring and reporting
  •  Structural Analysis and Calculations
  • Review and Approval of Design Documents
  • 3D Modeling:
    • Diaphragms: Modeled for precise placement and alignment within the bridge structure.
    • High-Strength Bolts: Secures structural connections.
    • Cross Frames: Connects and stabilizes bridge girders laterally, with modeling of connections and welding points.
    • Stiffeners: Reinforces beams and girders, enhancing their load-bearing capacity.
    • Splices: Ensures structural integrity and alignment where girder sections connect.
    • Drip Bars: Modeled to specifications using 3D modeling, preventing water ingress and corrosion.

By modeling these elements and adhering to design specifications, DBM Vircon delivered over 300 drawings for the project while staying on schedule. Our efficient teamwork and streamlined processes minimized the need for Requests for Information (RFIs), ensuring a smooth project flow.


Project Highlights & Challenges:

DBM Vircon delivered the project one week ahead of schedule and achieved an estimated 15% cost savings through efficient resource management and proactive problem-solving.

Mark Campbell

David Dawson

Gino Pezzente

Sandeep Mathur

Alastair Brook

Kenny Rowell

Kamalakannan Sudarsanan

Emily Bates

Christine Jefferies

Glenn Smith

Steve Henderson

Christopher Pfeiff

Cedric Easthorpe

Christine McCulloch

Ben Troughton

Bevan Thwaite

Daniel Livingston

David Easingwood

Graham Coulson

Gabor Gulyas

Greg Newcomb

Ian Ramsay

Jason Nankivell

Jeff Smith

Paola Vorphal

Dave Holden

Robert McLaughlin

Thomas Lee

Toby Devaus

Clint Davis

Josh Brown

Ciaran Doyle

James Arthur

Lindsay Offner

Sara Cecchi

Roland Thompson

Rob McIntyre

Andrew Bellerby

Simon Schmitt

Natasha Alleway

Tim Fox

Robert Massimi

Damian Richard

Matthew Stephens

Shayne Edwards

Tony Law

Cameron Moylan

Jonathan Pearson

Paul Manning

Marc Synen

John Jones

Max Menin

Scott Martinez

Anton Bondarchuk

Warwick Brough