September 14, 2018 – Lookout Road, the primary growth corridor in the flourishing city of Selma, TX, was experiencing frequent flooding and deterioration, as well as limited sight distance at intersections along the corridor. This local collector road runs parallel to IH-35, connects growing residential developments and large industrial parks, and serves as a reliever during heavy traffic conditions on IH-35.
A low water crossing at Cibolo Creek, near the Evans Road intersection, was subject to frequent flooding and occasional washout, making Lookout Road unavailable to the community during rain events.
Aguirre & Fields designed a new 79-feet wide, four-span (340 feet) concrete girder bridge over Cibolo Creek to replace the low water crossing, impacting an estimate 35,000 people per day. The design included four travel lanes and pedestrian sidewalks on each side. The bridge profile was set approximately 15 feet higher than the existing crossing so to tie into the adjacent Evans Road intersection.
Aguirre & Fields also performed Construction Engineering Inspection (CEI) services to ensure that the bridge was constructed according to plans and specifications.