This signature bridge was designed to be an icon in the Boulder Civic Area Park. The bridge is a custom design that Bridge Brothers was able to fully prefabricated so that it could be installed within one day. Bridge Brothers worked in close collaboration with the architect throughout the project. In order to avoid future problems, the bridge design needed to incorporate engineering guidance and manufacturing abilities. Working as an in-house team allowed Bridge Brothers to avoid potential problems before they arose.
In addition to the custom truss, another challenge in engineering this bridge was figuring out a way to manufacture the bridge so that it would appear as one solid piece with zero indication of welds and plates meeting up. In addition, the bottom chords required to accommodate the loadings do not exist in the required 16” x 12” Corten Steel. The engineers decided that two 8”X12” HSS Tubes would be welded together to create 12”x16” bottom chords to carry the loads of the bridge.