Bridge and Structure Projects
Through Monticello U.S. 24 is the main connection across the Tippecanoe River. Part of the project’s requirements was ensuring that the project’s Maintenance of Traffic plan minimized impacts to both the City of Monticello and the significant over-the-road truck traffic on U.S. 24. This was accomplished by establishing a proposed work sequence that minimizes the impacts to the existing bridge through construction.
LFA served as the lead structural engineering for this project, collaborating closely with Majority Builders and Cripe Design to design and construct this resource for Beacon Health Systems. With the rise in patient needs abbreviated project durations are critical in the health care field. As such, a design-build project delivery approach was utilized to quickly complete the project from beginning to end.
The building consists of a structural steel frame surrounded by non-load bearing masonry walls. The entry canopy utilizes curved steel members while a raised skylight creates a bright, open and inviting retail space for customers. The exposed structural steel and masonry were respectively painted and stained to match other buildings in the Beacon Health
LFA designed all the Civil and Structural components consisting of major stream bank reconstruction, erosion protection and significant retaining walls and structures. Other members of our design team assisted with the necessary landscaping and electrical requirements. We also coordinated collaboration with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Indiana Department of Environmental Management and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to accomplish the City’s goal as part of their downtown revitalization along with the permitting agencies’ goals of environmental protection and sustainable, long-term wildlife habitat.
Phases II and III of the Riverwalk Project consisted of the design and inspection of walkways connecting parks on the South Side of the St. Joseph River and a major signature pedestrian bridge over the river. The bridge is a two span cable stayed bridge that is visible from all areas of downtown. Nearly all of both sides of the St. Joseph River is accessible to pedestrians in the downtown Mishawaka area.
To complete the project LFA teamed with lead architect Fanning Howey Associates. Collaboration of the design was performed across multiple disciplines with other key team members. Close relationship between the project team members contributed to the successful completion of this signature facility for Gaylord.
As lead structural engineer for the new facility, LFA provided the complete structural design and detailing services. The structural elements consist of structural steel framing, interior and exterior masonry walls and long span joists. Design features of this facility included an auditorium, greenhouse, and various athletic fields. The new facility creates a safe and attractive environment with open areas for both students and faculty for this large Indiana school district. This facility serves an enrollment of just fewer than 1,000 students with approximately 60 faculty members.
LFA teamed with lead architect Fanning Howey Associates on the design of this high school. Various design team members across multiple disciplines collaborated throughout the design of this project. Close coordination among the project team members contributed to the successful completion of this signature facility for Angola.
– Concrete repair, restoration and remodeling of the main stadium and locker area.
– Remodeling of the main press box at the top of the stadium.
– New wood seating on both the stadium and visitors bleacher area.
– Steel repair and restoration of the visitors bleacher area.
– Remodeling of the concession building.
– Remodeling and adding space to the Athletic Conditioning Building.
– New high mast field lighting and fencing.
– Regrading and resodding of the complete football field.
– Rehabilitation of the adjacent river wall along the property.
The facility successfully served 2 major high school football and track programs as well as other high school and middle school band, performance and athletic activities.