Client

Metra

Owner

Metra

Project Cost

$7,000,000

Market Sector

Transportation

Expertise

Construction Engineering, Railroads, Structural

Milwaukee District North Line Bridge Over Golf Road

Golf, Illinois

  • This project┬áconsisted of the reconstruction of the Metra Milwaukee District North Line bridge.

  • Value engineering was performed by V3 on the original design (by others) that resulted in $850,000 cost savings (13% of original bid) and cut one year off original two year schedule.

  • Driven pile foundations were changed to drilled caisson foundations.

  • Impacts on utility relocations lessened with the redesign.

  • Complexity of temporary structures was greatly reduced with redesign.

  • Final superstructure was used as a temporary run-around and winched into its final alignment position during an overnight closure.

  • V3 reduced duration for construction observation duties that resulted in additional cost savings for client.