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Awards Presentation 2010 ACEC / MA Engineering Excellence Awards Category  Design Iway Project  Relocated Interstate 195 and New Providence River Bridge ARCHITECTS / ENGINEERS / PLANNERS Providence  Rhode Island A Metric Engineering Group Company Maguire Group / Iway Project -1-


Old and New Alignments of Interstates Providence, RI

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Providence River

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Background Team

Historic Project Milestones

1980s: Current project began as effort to improve traffic flow and repair bridges on the existing alignment

1991: Alternatives proposed in Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

1996: RIDOT issues Final EIS

1997: FHWA issues a Record of Decision (ROD) identifying Hurricane Barrier Alignment as the preferred alternative

1999: Final Design begins

Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation (RIDOT) Federal Highway Association (FHWA)

City of Providence

Maguire Group: Lead Consultant / Design Manager

Contractor Team

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Background: Project Objectives

Urban Design – Implement the Old Harbor Plan – Maximize City and State opportunities for: • Intermodal links (highway, water, pedestrian, bicycle) • Parks and recreation plans • Downtown economic revitalization/ re-development

– Reconnect Neighborhoods

Transportation – – – –

Structurally sound roadways and bridges Safer geometry Improved operations Minimize disruption during construction

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1.0 Complexity of Project

Complex • • • •

Geometry • • • •

Site problems Location issues Hazardous conditions Project requirements

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50–55 MPH design Large radius curves Long vertical curves Constrained by bridge span lengths, pier placement Minimum vertical clearances of 16 feet

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1.0 Complexity of Project

Congested Traffic Conditions • I-195 / I-95 interchange is busiest in southeastern New England: 250,000 vehicles per day • All thru lanes remained open at all times during weekdays

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1.0 Complexity of Project

Site: Urban Setting / Right-of-Way • • • • •

80 properties acquired 74 businesses relocated 5 building demolition contracts 3 buildings on, or eligible for, National Register Hazardous materials: asbestos, lead, oil, mercury

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1.0 Complexity of Project

Utilities / Relocation • All utilities remained in service • Advanced utility relocation contracts • Sequence of construction influenced by utility

• 136,000 barrel oil tank owned by PG& E • 3,600 feet of high-voltage above-ground transmission lines • 10,500 feet of electrical duct • 9,000 feet of water lines • 8,500 feet of gas mains • 1,300 feet of sewer interceptor • 600 feet of telephone lines -8-

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1.0 Complexity of Project

Hazardous Conditions: Soil Management • Much of the project is “urban fill” • Historic industrial use including manufactured gas holders • Preliminary and detailed site investigations identified problems • Contaminants include: – – – – –

Lead and other metals Petroleum products Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) Others – PCBs, chlorinated solvents -9-

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2.0 Replication Capability

Part of this project – the Providence River Bridge design – is an example of the new use of existing technology in the U.S. The design techniques and the offsite constructability can certainly be replicated elsewhere, especially on projects where there is a need for cost or time savings that could be enhanced by use of a design that allowed for lighter weight materials and that allowed for a move of the structure, which then allows for concurrent construction of structure and foundation.

Additionally, if concurrent construction is considered, the use of lighter materials allowed for the network arch span to be moved (in this case over water by barge). This project incorporated the use of Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMTs), which the Federal Highway Administration recommends use of in its Manual on “Use of Self-Propelled Modular Transporters to Remove and Replace Bridges.”

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3.0 Cost and Efficiency Considerations •

The project had many cost-saving / efficiency aspects including: – Design: allowed use of less heavy and less costly materials – Lightweight structure allowed bridge move – Concurrent Construction: building offsite allowed concurrent foundation construction / span construction

Budget and cost, although as important on this as on any other large-scale project, were not the only driving factors for success.

Completing the project on time and with the least inconvenience to Rhode Island’s drivers was an overriding component that drove design and building considerations.

RIDOT as well as FHWA were engaged throughout the solution process. All are pleased that the project is on track to meet the current budget of $610 million.

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4.0 Technical Value to Industry Engineering Profession Enhanced by Success of I-195 Relocation Project

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Lightweight Structure Enabled Bridge Move

Network arch concept introduced to the United States Advanced the use of Accelerated Bridge Construction techniques The public has been kept well informed and involved in the Iway Project Landmark public works project redefines the City of Providence

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First major use of selfpropelled modular transporters (SPMTs) in Rhode Island The FHWA features the use of SPMTs on the Iway project in its Manual on “Use of SelfPropelled Modular Transporters to Remove and Replace Bridges”

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4.0 Technical Value to Industry Iway Bridge Loaded onto SPMTs

Lighter weight of network arch allows for concurrent bridge / foundation construction and eventual moving of structure onto its foundation. For this project, bridge movers Mammoet used devices that are relatively new to U.S. construction: self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs). In the past, other bridges have been built on barges and transferred to construction sites, but the rental cost of the barges can be high. The SPMTs allowed a short-term rental of the barges, saving the contractor significant money.

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4.0 Technical Value to Industry

First introduction of network arches to the United States Network arch bridges built in Europe and Japan, exclusively

Maguire’s research into European and Japanese network arches resulted in a cable arrangement which is a hybrid of European and Japanese techniques. -14-

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4.0 Technical Value to Industry Early Public Input on Bridge Type Arch

Girder

Double Arch

Cable Stayed

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5.0 Social, Economic and Sustainable Design Considerations

Reconnects Neighborhoods • Connects Fox Point to Providence River  • Connects Jewelry District to   Downtown  • Pedestrian bridge connects neighborhood to India Point Park  -16-

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5.0 Social, Economic and Sustainable Design Considerations

Economic / Development Potential 20 proposed parcels • Total area 20 acres • Largest 2.6 acres • Smallest 0.24 acres • 8 parcels east of the Providence River • 12 parcels west of the Providence River • New city street patterns

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5.0 Social, Economic and Sustainable Design Considerations Parks in Providence • • •

New parks along waterfront Riverwalks Once old roadway is torn down, a significant new park is planned

New Pedestrian Bridge Planned •

Once old roadway is torn down, a pedestrian bridge is planned

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5.0 Social, Economic and Sustainable Design Considerations Stormwater Quality Improvements • Allows for treatment of 89 acres of watershed that was previously untreated • 67 acres of watershed removed from combined sewer system Hurricane Barrier • The new alignment enveloped a hurricane barrier

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5.0 Social, Economic and Sustainable Design Considerations

Sustainable Development • Metalizing structural steel on the bridge provides a more durable, corrosive-resistant finish • Traffic improvements reduce pollution • Network arch used less material – steel • Bridge move saved on temporary works • Reuse of existing piers for new pedestrian bridge • Stormwater quality management

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5.0 Social, Economic and Sustainable Design Considerations

More than just the local public have been involved: The network arch bridge design, construction and move were featured on The History Channel’s popular show, Mega Movers

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5.0 Social, Economic and Sustainable Design Considerations • Aesthetically pleasing bridges • High visibility project • Urban improvements • Enhanced driving experience • Improved traffic operations

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6.0 and 7.0 Original / Innovative Application of Existing / New Techniques

Providence River Bridge design is an example of the new use of existing technology in the U.S.

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6.0 and 7.0 Original / Innovative Application of Existing / New Techniques Original Concept Arch with Vertical Cables (2D model)

Displaced Shape Under Half Span Live Load

Design controlled by deflection criteria

Changed Model from Vertical to Crossed Cables

Deflections reduced by a factor of 10 Arch and tie moments reduced dramatically -24-

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6.0 and 7.0 Original / Innovative Application of Existing / New Techniques Network Arch Definition •

Advantages of Network Arch

Defined as an arch with inclined cables that cross more than once

Smaller deflections under uneven load

Moments in arch and tie under uneven load are also much smaller Up to 35% savings in the weight of structural steel

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10.0 Surpassing Regulatory Requirements / Standards 11.0 Exceeding Client / Owner Expectations

Owner Satisfaction

Highway Results

• New highway alignment • Completing on time and eliminates left-hand exits with least inconvenience to • Provides a straighter RI drivers was an route, fewer ramps, and overriding component that a redesigned and relocated interchange drove design and building between Interstates 195 considerations and 95 south of the city • Improved traffic operations • Opens up nearly 35 acres of prime real • Schedule estate for development

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10.0 Surpassing Regulatory Requirements / Standards 11.0 Exceeding Client / Owner Expectations

Improved Traffic Operations • • • •

Improved alignment – better curvature, full shoulders Additional capacity – improved operations Less congestion Reduced travel time

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10.0 Surpassing Regulatory Requirements / Standards 11.0 Exceeding Client / Owner Expectations

Schedule • In 2001, Interstate was predicted to open in 2009 • First leg of new interstate opened November 2007 • Fully directional operations were in place October 22, 2009 • Old interstate taken out of service in October 2009 • Reduced liability on existing bridges

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The Iway project reached a significant milestone on October 22, 2009 with the opening of the last highway segment of the relocated interchange of I-195 and I-95 in Providence. FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez, along with other officials, attended.

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10.0 Surpassing Regulatory Requirements / Standards 11.0 Exceeding Client / Owner Expectations •

RIDOT and the City of Providence have on more than one occasion voiced their satisfaction on the performance of the entire team in achieving their goals for this project.

RIDOT Chief Engineer Kazem Farhoumand, PE, has reported, “I believe this project is testament to how a project team can exceed the expectations of the general public, and bring together a collaborative effort to accomplish a difficult task in a cost-effective, expedient, and outstanding manner. There is no doubt that the improved interstate exchange and highway improvements will serve the citizens of Providence and the state of Rhode Island well for many years to come.”

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Design and Construction Team Maguire Group Inc. www.MaguireGroup.com Lead Consultant and Program Manager, Road & Bridge Design, Permitting, Right-of-Way Procurement, and Geotech / Marine Engineering CONTACT: David Freeman, PE, Manager | Rhode Island Highway Department Maguire Group Inc., 225 Chapman Street, Providence, RI 02905 USA Office: 401.272.6000 Ext. 361/ Mobile: 401.439.7760 / Fax: 401.272.9185 / dfreeman@maguiregroup.com

Cardi Corporation General Contractor Mammoet USA North Bridge Movers William D. Warner Architects & Planners Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture

Pare Corporation Bridge Design and Geotechnical Engineering Parsons Brinckerhoff Bridge Design VHB Bridge & Road Design, Traffic Engineering, Soil Management

Bryant Associates Project Surveyor for Design and Right-of-Way

Paul Aldinger & Associates Geotechnical Engineering

Haley & Aldrich Geotechnical Engineering

Crossman Engineering Inc. Highway Design

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United International Bridge Design, Utility Engineering Green International Traffic Engineering, Highway Design Lin Associates Structural Design Arnold Engineering Scheduling

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Awards Presentation Maguire Group / Iway Project-1- 2010 ACEC / MA Engineering Excellence Awards A Metric Engineering Group Company ARCHITEC...