Bridge design has been an integral part of DKE’s history. With multiple combinations of existing conditions and context, bridge design demands solutions that allow builders to work within the constraints that such conditions may impose.
In addition to the unique challenges presented by high-density urban settings, sensitive environments and established neighborhoods, other considerations may include the preservation of historic bridges, complex highway approaches, multiple review authorities, traffic maintenance issues, and budgetary restrictions.
In order to navigate those complexities, clients must develop an action plan and timetable to convert their projects into practical realities that can be achieved as quickly and cost-efficiently as possible. DKE bridge engineers utilize a combination of field experience and state-of- the-practice computer models to understand structural behavior and develop robust designs. Our team has experience using design standards and codes such as the Eurocode, AASHTO, AREMA and national/local client requirements. In addition to typical girder bridges, DKE has current experience and specialization in the following areas:
- Heavy freight and passenger rail
- Commuter passenger rail - light rail and metro rail
- High speed rail