The Inlet To Mckinley Lake
The existing Adams Street bridge was a 36’ x 24’ steel I-beam bridge with high concrete abutments which spanned the inlet to McKinley Lake. The bridge was both structurally deficient and functionally obsolete and did not provide for a desired dedicated bike path along the northern lake shore. The project consisted of a 70’-0 x 32’-0 continuous concrete slab (CCS) bridge with a 10’-0 bike path and aesthetic treatments, and approximately 1,250 lineal feet of approach pavement reconstruction.
Bridge aesthetic features included traffic barrier rail, steel railings, and two ornamental lights located on both ends of the bridge. Roadway improvements included relocation and reconstruction of the main entrance to the adjacent City Park on Lake Shore Drive. In addition to the bike path on the bridge, the project included earthen fill and revetment for a future paved bike path along the lake shore. CB&A assisted the City in all phases of the project including pursuit of bridge replacement funding, design and plan preparation, and full-service construction observation and administration.