The Crooked River Gorge Bridge is the country's first segmentally cast, temporarily cable-stayed, single-span arch bridge. It features two lanes in each direction, as well as a center median. The arched, concrete structure is 535 feet long, 79 feet wide and spans 295 feet above the Crooked River.
The single largest contract in Caltrans history, the “Skyway Segment” replaced over 1.2 miles of the bridge's eastern span. Composed of precast sections, the new span rests atop some of the longest and largest diameter bridge piles ever driven in the Bay Area. The work, performed by a Kiewit-led joint venture, is a key part of a major seismic retrofit program.
The Blue Cross Centre is a LEED® Silver certified 316,000-square-foot building built to combine company operations in one central location. The 10-story facility has capacity for 1,500 employees and features an employee wellness area, dining facility, administrative spaces and more.
In June 1996, a Kiewit joint venture was awarded a $350 million contract for the $571 million, 47,000-seat Safeco Field – home of major league baseball's Seattle Mariners. This 37-month project involved constructing the 11,000-ton retractable roof, more than 1,000 parking spaces, and additional site work.
The University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union project included demolition of the existing building, site improvements, foundation and basement construction and the construction of a two-story, steel-framed building with brick and metal panel veneer skin. Kiewit was also responsible for all interior finishes and site work for the facility, which houses the Credit Union's main retail location.
This $18.5 million project improved the San Gabriel Subdivision of the Metrolink track. A Kiewit-led joint venture constructed this 19-mile, six-lane toll road. The work included 80 bridges, 725,000 square feet of retaining walls, 32 million cubic yards of excavation and 11 interchanges. Despite an 18-month environmental delay, the design-build project team opened the road to traffic ahead of schedule.
The Kiewit team engineered, procured and constructed the 800 MW natural gas-fired facility with four 200 MW Siemens 5000F(4) simple cycle units and selective catalytic reduction (SCR), oxidation catalysts, exhaust gas-tempering air fan systems and three fuel gas compressors.
A Kiewit-led partnership completed its last phase of a six year contract with Cartier Wind Energy by erecting the last of a total of 354 GE 1.5MW SLE windmills, scattered throughout 4 different wind farms in the Gaspésie region: Baie-des-Sables, Anse-Ã -Valleau, Carleton and Gros-Morne.
Kiewit Offshore Services performed fabrication, lift and set, and integration of 10,400 ton topsides. Scope also included the offload and marshaling of a 12,500 ton semisubmersible hull. The client involved Kiewit early for constructability review, ensuring a seamless project.
While working in a narrow corridor in downtown Dallas next to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, Kiewit finished this $58.6 million, 7,000-foot light rail project through downtown Dallas in November 1996. The project involved utility relocation; street and sidewalk reconstruction; installation of light-rail track; and construction of passenger stations.