Project Detail

Nationwide permitting expedites bridge construction

Total Cost
$1.33 million
Date Completed


The floodplain posed environmental conflicts and limited potential design solutions for two Smith County replacement bridges.


To minimize impact to the jurisdictional waterways, our team designed single-span beam replacement bridges. Potential flooding was alleviated with the steepened rip-rap on the approaching side slopes of the banks.


The team gained design efficiency by using TxDOT-standard span and abutment details, requiring no special permits. Using nationwide permitting saved between 12 to 18 months on the overall bridge construction.

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