RTD LIGHT RAIL OVER SOUTH PLATTE RIVER – DENVER, COLORADO


  • RTD Light Rail Over South Platte River Steel Arch Bridge
  • RTD Light Rail Over South Platte River Steel Arch Bridge
  • RTD Light Rail Over South Platte River Steel Arch Bridge
  • RTD Light Rail Over South Platte River Steel Arch Bridge
  • RTD Light Rail Over South Platte River Steel Arch Bridge
  • RTD Light Rail Over South Platte River Steel Arch Bridge
  • RTD Light Rail Over South Platte River Steel Arch Bridge
  • RTD Light Rail Over South Platte River Steel Arch Bridge
  • RTD Light Rail Over South Platte River Steel Arch Bridge
  • RTD Light Rail Over South Platte River Steel Arch Bridge
  • RTD Light Rail Over South Platte River Steel Arch Bridge
  • RTD Light Rail Over South Platte River Steel Arch Bridge
  • RTD Light Rail Over South Platte River Steel Arch Bridge
  • RTD Light Rail Over South Platte River Steel Arch Bridge
  • RTD Light Rail Over South Platte River Steel Arch Bridge
  • RTD Light Rail Over South Platte River Steel Arch Bridge
  • RTD Light Rail Over South Platte River Steel Arch Bridge
  • RTD Light Rail Over South Platte River Steel Arch Bridge
  • RTD Light Rail Over South Platte River Steel Arch Bridge
  • RTD Light Rail Over South Platte River Steel Arch Bridge

Project Summary


Steel Arch Bridge

This bridge carries the RTD West Corridor Light Rail over the South Platte River in Denver, Colorado. The bridge is a one span steel truss-type arch with a cast in place deck. The tracks and rail plinths are directly fixed to the bridge deck. The overall bridge span length is 227 feet with a 45 foot maximum structure depth.

Project cost: $9 Million

Client: Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc.

Services Performed


  • Design of all falsework and temporary structures.
  • Sequential erection analysis.
  • Development of erection manual.
  • Geometry control.
  • Design of rigging and custom lifting devices for arch members.
  • Integrated working drawings.

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