MDOT M-20 at Schrader Creek Design/Build
Built on peat and marl underlay more than 40 feet deep and surrounded by wetlands, this half-mile stretch of M-20 crossing Schrader Creek was prone to flooding and settling, and required recurring maintenance. After major rainfall, the road was often closed. Serving as the primary east-west thoroughfare, these events resulted in considerable inconveniences to motorists and the community.
FTCH worked with MDOT to design an innovative foundation piling system that accommodates the proposed loads without affecting artesian layers. Cranes were utilized at each end of the bridge to expedite construction. The entire project, including two 500-foot-long bridges and 1,300 feet of roadway, was completed in 77 days.
2014 Engineering Excellence Merit Award - American Council of Engineering Companies/Michigan
2013 Partnership Charter Award, American Council of Engineering Companies/MI