Two Benesch Projects Make “Top 10 Bridges” List

Awards, Projects | January 01, 2014


Photo collage of 130th & Torrence Truss Bridge (left) and the Red Gate Road Bridge both in Illinois

Two award-winning bridges designed by Benesch have made the 2013 Roads & Bridges Top 10 Bridges List by Roads & Bridges magazine. The Red Gate Road Bridge ranks 6th and the 130th & Torrence Truss Bridge ranks 7th respectively. Project challenges and solutions were among the criteria considered in determining this year’s Top 10. Both projects will be featured in the magazine’s upcoming November issue.

Located in Chicago, IL, the 130th & Torrence steel truss is a key component of a massively complex, $101 million intersection reconfiguration on Chicago’s south side. It is believed to be the largest ever rolled into place, and is the longest steel truss railroad bridge span in Illinois. Benesch provided Phase I and II design services, and is serving as construction manager for the overall project.

The Red Gate Road Bridge is an 1,140-foot-long bridge over the Fox River in St. Charles, IL. It serves as a much-needed community connector and features an innovative, cable-stayed pedestrian bridge suspended beneath the roadway bridge. Benesch provided Phase II design and Phase III construction services.