September 2015 - November 2016
Wagman was subcontracted to perform pedestrian bridge improvements and demolition on portions of the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge in Richmond, Va. This $5.8M project included improvements that allowed for a larger pedestrian walkway and lookouts over the James River.
Additionally, Wagman performed underwater pier repairs on a select number of deficient structures.
Key Challenges & Project Details
- The 1,600 foot bridge spans the James River and connects Browns Island to Manchester.
- The bridge was a dream of Richmond planner and historian, T. Tyler Potterfield, who passed away two years before the project was completed.
- Wagman created an innovative access system inclusive of a custom designed gantry crane that utilized the old industrial rails to construct the new superstructure.
- There are 39 total concrete piers.
Project Fun Facts
The bridge is built of piers that held levees. They fueled turbines to the plant that powered the country's first electric street car system.
2018 - Virginia by Design Award - Branch Museum of Architecture & Design
2017 - Public Works Project of the Year, Transportation Projects between $5M - $25M - American Public Works Association (APWA), Mid-Atlantic Chapter
2017 - Best Landscape / Urban Development Project in Mid-Atlantic Region - ENR Mid-Atlantic
2017 - Engineering Excellence Merit Award - Special Projects - American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Virginia