Overview

Located near the heart of Purdue University’s campus, the US 52 bridge spans approximately 960 ft across the Wabash River. The scope of the project included the complete demolition and reconstruction of a seven-span bridge structure while simultaneously implementing the environmental protection for both existing wetlands and the Wabash River. We partnered with INDOT Geotechnical and Purdue University to offer students and faculty the ability to conduct static pile testing on 24-inch diameter piling during active construction operations. This was the first project in which INDOT utilized this type of testing and pile type.

  • Location Tippecanoe County, Indiana
  • Owner Indiana Department of Transportation
  • Delivery Method Design-Bid-Build
  • Completion Year 2018
  • Contract Value $13.9 million

Awards

Construction Advancement Foundation

Project of the Year

2019

Public Works

Project Highlights

  • 3,000 kip static pile load testing by Purdue University research teams
  • 9,300 LF of 24-inch diameter pipe piled
  • 4,400 CY of substructure concrete installed
  • 1,700 CY of superstructure concrete poured
  • 4,796 LF of precast beams
  • 200,000 lbs of precast beams installed