Monongahela River Bridge
Owner: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
Design / Construction Engineering and Inspection: FIGG
Long, arching spans and tall, slender piers create an elegant concrete structure across the Monongahela River. The 3,200’ long bridge consists of seven spans, including a 518’ main span built using balanced cantilever segmental construction to cross the river, two active rail lines, and local roads. FIGG, as the designer, worked with the Contractor to provide a Contractor Alternate design-build solution that was bid competitively against an Owner’s as-designed project. The alternate design provided by FIGG with the Contractor resulted in $8.6 million savings for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.