Kimberlin Heights Road in Knox County Tennessee provides access to downtown
Knoxville for thousands of residents. To meet the increasing needs of the area, major
improvements to the road were planned. A key component of the improvement
plan was replacing a bridge spanning Gap Creek, which would require a complete
closure of Kimberlin Heights Road. Averaging nearly 3800 vehicles a day across the
bridge, rerouting traffic would add more than 12 miles to people’s trips and would be
extremely disruptive to the community. Minimizing closure time was critical and a
30-day time line was placed on the project. To meet this ambitious time line, Vaughn
& Melton Engineers made the decision to use ABC technology and chose Forterra’s
Precast Arch Bridge system, including, wing walls, and precast footers, for the project.
By using this system, Whaley & Sons, Inc. became well-positioned to complete the
project on time and within budget. Click the link below, to read the full case study!