Bridges | Design and ConstructionSignature Bridge over WMATA White Flint Metrorail Station (Bethesda, MD)
North Bethesda Center is a residential/commercial/retail mixed-use complex being constructed on a 32-acre site adjacent to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) White Flint Metrorail station. To provide a grand entranceway to the project, LCOR, the master developer, retained STV to design a signature vehicular and pedestrian bridge to carry Main Street over the station and WMATA tracks. The bridge will connect LCOR’s Main Street pedestrian-friendly shopping area to a similar center on the west side of Rockville Pike. The 80-foot-long bridge will feature two, 13-foot-wide vehicle lanes bordered by 10-foot-wide brick sidewalks. In addition to supervising architects, surveyors and geotechnical subconsultants, STV is providing structural design and bridge plans, and will also provide construction-phase services.