THE HISTORIC 3RD AVENUE BRIDGE

The historic Third Avenue Bridge, originally known as the St. Anthony Falls Bridge, was opened in 1918 between Second St. SE and First St. S in Minneapolis, MN. As a designated road bridge for the Minnesota State Highway 65, the bridge needed significant repairs that included renovations to the bridge, improvements to bicycle and walking paths, and repairs to concrete under the bridge while maintaining and enhancing the bridge’s historic and artistic nature. This rehabilitation project will extend the life of this historic bridge at least 50 years, as well as provide a smoother road surface, improve safety and accessibility, and enhance and preserve a significant historic feature.

FINLEY has utilized a Bridge Integration Modeling (BrIM) approach during the first phase of the pre-construction to assist in the visualization of the step-by-step construction phases proposed. The BrIM process has helped the CM/GC team proceed with the integration of the complex construction sequencing, scheduling, and planning for upcoming construction activities. FINLEY is the Construction Engineer to the Contractor, Ames Construction, and is responsible for the pre-construction sequence analysis, and the development of the BrIM models for construction visualization, pre-construction temporary works, and engineering support for the CM/GC.

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