Spotlight View of a few of Stark’s Projects
County Highway 9 Backbone Road over Bureau Creek.
This project began in April 2016 after the Bureau County Highway Department identified the need to replace an aging and outdated structure with a wider and longer span bridge. The design engineering firm for the project, Willett Hoffmann and Associates, commented that they believe it is the longest single span girder bridge (180 feet) in Illinois. Supporting and connecting the three girders that make up each of the five beam lines was a significant project challenge. Stark used the existing pier pile for temporary support and used a combination of a 300T hydraulic truck crane and a 100T crawler for the erection. Project Superintendents: Russ Shevokas, Robert H. Claggett, Doug McClister, Joe Stopa (Estimator), and Steve Mueller (Project Manager)
Sheridan Road – Peoria
Beginning in early 2016, Stark, in conjunction with IDOT and the City of Peoria, began work on the approximately 1.9 million dollar Sheridan Road project. This project consisted of removing the existing single span cast-in-place bridge and construction and replacement with a 3-sided pre-cast concrete bridge on a cast-in-place foundation. The project included reconstruction of the approach roadway and improvements to curb and gutter and storm sewer. One project challenge was water management of the high volume drainage channel. The bridge is over a tributary that runs into Dry Run Creek and often caused flooding during the removal and replacement of the bridge. There were (26) 30′ wide by 11′ tall pre-cast arches that weighed over 48,000 pounds. The remaining roadwork is scheduled for completion by year end of 2016. Project Superintendents: Kevin Pribble, Mark Jay, Jason Schupp, Mike Westart, Lou Huff and Nate Miller (Estimator/Project Manager)