Location: Lewis County, WV
Client: West Virginia Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Cost: $411,000 Construction
Completion date: April, 2011
- Land Planning & Landscape Architecture
- Structural & Bridge Engineering
- Public Infrastructure
The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) received grant to build a pedestrian bridge approximately 900 feet, crossing the lake at Stonewall Jackson Resort Park, which connects the lodge to the campground. An initial concept plan was developed for the bridge in 2008 which serves as the basis of the final design which ELR was retained to develop. ELR’s aim was to produce the most effective, quality bridge design, while working within the project’s budget parameters. ELR strategically broke up the project into various bidding elements to achieve this aim. ELR utilized the talent of their diverse staff of landscape architects, civil and structural engineers to complete the highly functional bridge design. The bridge is a 10-foot timber pile bridge with appropriate wooden decking and handrail. The accessible approach on the lodge side is complete and the contractor was required to connect the bridge to that existing approach. At the campground end of the bridge an alignment has been shown on the plans, which will allow for the Resort to build the accessible approach separate from the bridge construction.