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Redwood Road Bridge

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Built New Two-Lane Bridge to Improve Access on a Public Road in a Narrow Canyon

Joseph J. Albanese, Inc. is a leader in bridge construction for public works projects. For the County of Santa Cruz, the team delivered multi-scope capabilities to successfully build a new two-lane bridge to provide access on the only public road in a narrow canyon. It is located in the Corralitos area of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

During Construction

After

“To build the two-lane county bridge, the crew carved a foothold into a steep canyon that was surrounded by large redwood trees. Working in difficult conditions with limited access, the job was completed safely and on time.”

— Marlin Murray, Project Manager, Joseph J. Albanese, Inc.

At Joseph J. Albanese, Inc., we are committed to getting the job done safely with relentless and deliberate execution. Our team is devoted to bringing the highest level of quality to every project we do for our clients.

County of Santa Cruz, California

Project:

Redwood Road Bridge

Corralitos, Santa Cruz Mountains, California

Overview:

The Joseph J. Albanese, Inc. team built a new two-lane bridge to provide access in a narrow canyon on the only public road. The bridge’s location is unique because it does not cross the canyon. Instead, it runs alongside the canyon in Viaduct fashion. It is located in a turn in the road with the creek running under it, creating a waterfall on the downhill side.

 

Services: 

 

  • Functioned as the General Contractor and delivered multi-scope capabilities, giving the County a single point of contact

  • Delivered multi-scope capabilities, including Demolition, Grading & Paving, Structural Concrete, Sawcutting & Coredrilling, Virtual Construction and Bridge Construction 

  • Provided Grading and Paving for the finished bridge

  • Performed demolition of the old steel military-style, single-lane bridge, which was too narrow and had limited load capacity

  • Constructed a bridge designed by the County of Santa Cruz to meet Caltrans specifications. The bridge increased the load capacity and widened the road for sight distance and allowed traffic to pass.

  • Facilitated smooth communication with the county, local residents

  • Utilized Virtual Construction, including GPS to ensure an accurate implementation


Highlights:

 

  • Replaced existing single-lane bridge located in a narrow canyon with a two-lane bridge built to Caltrans design specifications 

  • Removed large Redwood trees to expand right-of-way while protecting all other trees

  • Constructed Soldier Pile retaining wall to get the widening started and provided a place to stage materials and equipment while still keeping access for residents

  • Ensured safety for employees and the traveling public as the entry access was a one-lane road that had to stay open during construction 

  • Performed work successfully in an environmentally sensitive area while under biological monitoring by the County

  • Constructed the new bridge and viaduct, which improved sight distance and gave residents additional turnout for traffic to pass

 

Our Advantage for Public Works Projects:

 

  • We can function as your general contractor or subcontractor

  • We are a one-stop-shop of multiple capabilities from a single source

  • We have the skilled manpower to get big jobs done

  • We own our own equipment and use the right equipment for the job

  • We are technologically advanced, both in the office and in the field

  • We get it done safely, on time and on budget

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