TKDA played a major role in the design of the award-winning I-35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge Project. As the Design Engineer of Record, TKDA provided innovative and cost-saving design solutions for the interstate highway and local roadways, bridges, retaining walls, water resource features, pedestrian tunnel, signing, signals, utilities, lighting and traffic maintenance during the critical bridge replacement.
Faced with an aggressive timeline, TKDA delivered design recommendations helping the project open to traffic months ahead of schedule. To meet the stringent project-specific design criteria, TKDA designed the Second Street bridge to accommodate the future lowering of I-35 W north of Second Street, thereby avoiding premature bridge replacement. TKDA also coordinated the relocation, modification or protection of 69 utility lines to keep the project ahead of schedule without disrupting services to local residents and businesses.