Van-Leesten Memorial Bridge

CLIENT: High Steel Structures
LOCATION: Providence, Rhode Island
project overview:

The Van-Leesten Memorial Bridge in Rhode Island, New York repurposes abandoned existing piers that were made available by the relocation of the I-195 freeway. The bridge is a pedestrian hub that connects 5 neighbourhoods within the city.

DBM Vircon’s Scope of Work:

Working for High Steel Structures, DBM Vircon modelled and detailed the 394 ft long bridge’s structural steel superstructure that consisted of girders, floor beams, diaphragms, and bracing. Along with the structural steel, the DBM Vircon team also modelled, detailed and provided the data deliverables for the bridge’s IPE wood deck planks to facilitate the field crew’s installation.

Project Highlights & Challenges:

Extensive coordination was required to accurately model the complex geometry of the bridge and its unique use of over two hundred Architectural fascia Wana panels bolted to the side of the bridge girders. Coordination and modelling of the connections for each of these panels were created and modelled, then incorporated into the shop drawings.

Gino Pezzente