Metro's Gold Line Bridge Completed On-Time and On-Budget

The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (Authority) has announced the completion of the Iconic Freeway Structure Design-Build Project (Iconic Freeway Structure) on-time and on-budget. Awarded to Skanska USA in 2010, the project involved the design and construction of the Gold Line Bridge, a 584-linear foot sculptural bridge. 

The $18.6 million dual track bridge is the first element completed for Phase 2A of the 11.5-mile Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension (Foothill Extension) that will connect the existing Sierra Madre Villa Station in the city of Pasadena and the future Arcadia Station. 

The Authority separated Phase 2A into three design-build contracts for the bridge, alignment and intermodal parking facilities elements. For the Iconic Freeway Structure Project, it was important that the Gold Line Bridge be the focus given its complexities, including the architectural and engineering features, and its location spanning two faults and being over a major freeway. Accelerated project construction was an added benefit.

For the remaining two contracts, in 2012, the Authority awarded a $486 million design-build contract for Phase 2A alignment to a Kiewit/Parsons joint venture. The  procurement process for the intermodal parking facilities contract is in progress with award scheduled for February.

Phase 2A is scheduled for completion in late 2015.

For further information, please visit the Gold Line Foothill Extension website.

Photo Source: Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority

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