Project: Red Gate Road Bridge
Location: St. Charles, Ill.
Cost: $30 million
Length: 1,140 ft
Designer: Alfred Benesch & Co.
Contractor: James McHugh Construction Co.
Owner: City of St. Charles, Ill.
Red Gate Road Bridge proved to be a gateway to St. Charles, Ill., for thousands of vehicles a day and a life saver for the congestion-choked downtown. The eight-span bridge features a cable-stayed pedestrian bridge beneath the roadway. Using the same piers to support both structures brought a signature element to the bridge and allowed for more efficient construction with less material. Cantilever lookouts at mid-span of the trail bridge give users the feeling of floating above the water with unobstructed views over the Fox River.