Portfolio // Col. Patrick O'Rorke Bridge // Rochester, NY

Project Specs

Client: Monroe County & NYSDOT

  • Length: 922 feet
  • No. Spans: 5
  • 3-Span Curved & Splayed Continuous Composite Steel Girder (531 ft.)
  • Double Leaf Rolling Lift Bridge (243 ft.)
  • Single Span Steel Composite Girder (148 ft.)
  • NSBA "National Prize Bridge Award" for Movable Bridges

Project Details

The design team developed cost effective and context sensitive solutions while meeting the unique needs of a new movable structure and the associated roadways within an urban area.  The teams's leadership and use of state of the art visualization tools during the public involvement activities allowed them to focus on the creative energy of the visual task force and to develop community support for the project.  Cost effective aesthetic enhancement utilized included:
  • Pier lettering Form Liners
  • Aesthetic Lighting
  • Enhanced Crash Tested Railing
  • Landscaping
  • Use of Old Abutment for Overlook
  • Haunched Fascia Girders
  • Tropical Timber Fenders
  • Trails

 Bergmann Scope:
  • Bridge, Highway & Trail Final Design
  • Mechanical & Electrical Design
  • Construction Phase Services
  • Seismic Design
  • Community Involvement
  • Real Time Visualization
  Construction Scope:
  • $85M Construction Cost
  • New Bride & Highway Design
  • Specialized Seismic Devices
  • Aesthetic Form Liners
  • Stone Facade Treatment
  • Aesthetic Railing/Lighting
  • 2,900 ft. of Parkway Construction
  • 2,300 ft. of Urban Roadway
  • Pedestrian Trail & Landscaping
  • Dolphin & Fender System