Garvey Bridge Named an Outstanding Project for 2008

Dec 4, 2008 | Project News

The Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association, at its annual awards ceremony on December 4, 2008, recognized the City of Rosemead's Garvey Avenue Bridge Reconstruction project as an Outstanding Streets and Transportation Project of the Year.

Willdan's bridge design combined a state-of-the-art precast prestressed Bulb Tee Girder, post-tensioned for continuity, with the preservation of historic features of the old bridge and the incorporation of decorative lighting and monuments to create a signature bridge to serve as a gateway to the community. The bridge was widened to add roadway shoulders, 12-foot wide sidewalks to accommodate walkers and cyclists, and a center median to separate east and west bound traffic lanes. The highly condensed staged construction was completed during one dry season with no closures of Garvey Avenue, a busy corridor.