Bridge project sensitive to environmental impacts

Because the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s U.S. 601 bridge replacement project was directly adjacent to the Congaree National Park, an environmentally sensitive approach to construction was imperative. Our construction engineers rose to the task by inspecting foundations, concrete, earthwork, drainage, asphalt and providing resident engineering and environmental support.

This $34 million, environmentally sensitive project covered 4.2 miles and consisted of the replacement of four bridges, totaling 4,400 linear feet, highway widening and relocation of 650,000 cubic yards of earthwork on U.S. Route 601. The environmental support component of our service required continuous monitoring of the contractor for compliance with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control permits.

Awards

American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina
American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina
State Finalist Engineering Excellence Award

Project

South Carolina US 601 Bridge Replacement

Client

South Carolina Department of Transportation

Location

Richland and Calhoun Counties, SC

From the Client

"Mead & Hunt has been very reliable on this project. The entire staff, including their sub-consultant, had a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the project and contract. Each consultant earned the respect and had a good working relationship with each of the contractors involved with the project. It has been a pleasure working with all involved with this project. Each consultant conducted themselves in a very professional manner."
Robbie Isgett
South Carolina Department of Transportation