Nicholas/Fayette County, West Virginia

West Virginia Department of Transportation Division of Highways
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, West Virginia

Mr. Greg Bailey

As part of its ongoing bridge replacement program, the West Virginia Department of Transportation contracted with Randolph Engineering to design a replacement bridge and associated roadway re-alignment for the existing one-lane bridge spanning the Gauley River near the town of Jodie, WV. The existing bridge was a converted five span railroad bridge that was rated structurally deficient and functionally obsolete due to inadequate lane width and sight distance.

Founded on single drilled shaft piers with hammerhead caps and semi-integral abutments the new bridge consists of three spans utilizing High Performance Steel with a composite cast-in-place reinforced concrete deck. The bridge spans a total of 468′ on a skewed alignment with a clear width of 26′ and is horizontally curved at both approaches. The project scope included approximately 1/2 mile of roadway approach as well as R/W Plans and Utility relocation plans.

Surveying services included horizontal and vertical control as well as topographic mapping and hydraulic cross sectioning of the stream.

Construction Cost:  $2,500,000.00

Key Personnel: Project Manager – Aaron C. Randolph, P.E.