Do make sure you have access to a good vat of hot molten zinc. And then you can follow the rest of the steps landscape architects SWA Group took to insert the 345-ft. Jackson Hill pedestrian bridge over Buffalo Bayou:
The site just west of Waugh, linking Jackson Hill and Dunlavy, is cleared to make way for the cranes and other machinery. (The next step, writes SWA, is replanting it all.)
And piers are drilled 50 ft. down into the banks:
. . . then filled with rebar and concrete:
Meanwhile, the 40-ft. supports are dunked in what SWA claims is the largest dipping tank in North America . . .
. . . and given a nice steam bath in the hot molten zinc.
Then they’re trucked to the site and bolted down:
The firm says the bridge comprises 6 of these sections that were then bolted together on site before they being lifted into place:
Next, says the firm, guardrails will be added and lighting installed. The bridge should be ready for use in a few months.
- Behind the Scenes: Designing Jackson Hill Bridge, the Next Pedestrian Bridge for Buffalo Bayou in Houston [SWA Group Ideas]
- Previously on Swamplot: Buffalo Bayou Bridge Inserted Here, The Next New Bridge Going over the Bayou
Photos: SWA Group