Harris Methodist Emergency Clinic and Pedestrian Bridge

Location: Fort Worth, TX
GC: Balfour Beatty
Fabricator: Irwin Steel
Engineer of Record: Thornton Tomasetti
Architect of Record: HKS
Bridge 370 feet long
Tonnage: 350 tons including bridge, structural steel at emergency room, miscellaneous metals
Comments: Completed in 2013, this project included structural and miscellaneous steel in a new free standing building at Harris Methodist Fort Worth with a 370’ structural steel pedestrian bridge.  The bridge tied in from the new structure on one end to the existing hospital on the other.  The emergency room entrance was directly adjacent to the crane setup for the bridge, which could not be closed.  Close coordination between the GC, hospital, and us allowed this bridge to be erected with no disruption to the existing facility.