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Project Spotlight: Sonoma Verde

By: Big R Bridge

East of Dallas, Texas, off of I-30, lies the community of McLendon-Chisholm & Sonoma Verde.  These new housing developments were built to “ take the rich offerings of Tuscan style & place it within reach of every resident who wants to stop planning for ‘tomorrow’ and start living their dream today.”

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Upon reviewing the plans for the housing community the developer’s choose to go with a structural plate arch over traditional TXDOT concrete alternatives.  By going with the deep structural plate arch, a major stream crossing was able to be reached which resulted in a aesthetic focal point for the community.  This slice of nature allowed the development to be even more ‘today’ than ‘tomorrow’ – despite a winter construction window.

Big R Bridge’s Mansfield, TX plant was able to produce the 120 feet of total bridge span in less than three weeks. The weather for December was a challenge, but the structural plate arch system was able to be installed during conditions that wouldn’t be suitable for typical concrete bridge construction. Footings were ready in a week’s time and the structural plate arch structures were fully built within two weeks, ready for backfilling and headwall construction.

For more information about this project visit Big R Bridge at their website here.

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