Installation of the second set of arches for the City Walk N.C. 127 pedestrian bridge in Hickory was delayed in April due to concerns brought to the contractor’s attention during installation.
The contractor delayed installation to consult with the manufacturer, Western Wood Structures of Oregon. Engineers with Western Wood Structures came to Hickory to evaluate the structure and develop an engineered solution to reinforce the wooden beam and ensure the overall structural integrity of the arches.
The contractor, Neill Grading & Construction, has submitted the solution to the design engineer and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) for approval. Once the solution has been approved by all parties, the arches will be installed to complete this City Walk project component.
The cost of the arches is $752,743.66. The Bond Implementation Commission approved this structure as part of the $14,275,479 contract with Neill Grading & Construction for the City Walk project. There will be no additional costs to the City associated with this repair.
For more information about the City Walk project and construction progress, visit www.CraftingHickory.com.