All About That Beloit College Bridge
Prepping for a nearly 75-ton delivery
As part of the Beloit College Powerhouse project, crews are preparing to install a Continental Pedestrian Bridge over Pleasant Street in Beloit, Wisconsin. Currently, steel piles are being driven down about 70 feet into the ground and forms are in place awaiting concrete to create the bridge’s substructure.
Delivering a safe solution for access, the bridge will connect the Powerhouse facility to the western edge of the Beloit College campus and provide students with a safe route over the busy roadway. Spanning 180 feet, it features a weathered steel finish with wood decking, a corrugated metal roof, and metal mesh side panels.
Contech Engineered Solutions is manufacturing the complex bridge structure in three parts and will transport the pre-fabricated sections from their Minnesota facility to Beloit in June.
The Powerhouse Project: Acting as the general contractor, Corporate Contractors Inc (CCI) is transforming this 100-year-old former power generating station into a state-of-the-art student union center for the Beloit College. Once complete, the award-winning adaptive reuse project will feature a fitness center, running track, field house, batting cages, and pool, as well as student meeting spaces, conference center, and lecture hall.