TERRA was hired as the design architect for a new $30 million bridge across the Fox River for the City of St. Charles. TERRA’s landscape architects were responsible for designing the architectural bridge piers, guard rails and the pedestrian bridge suspended from the overhead vehicular bridge deck that will link the Fox River Bicycle Trail on the east side of the river to the forest preserve on the west. In addition to the bridge design, TERRA was also responsible for designing 1,200 linear feet of boardwalk from the pedestrian bridge that transitions up the river bank to the forest preserve land on either side of the bridge. The boardwalk was designed to minimize disturbance to the existing wooded bank. TERRA was responsible for restoration and naturalized landscaping to blend in with the existing forest preserve on each side of the river as well as to mitigate the removal of existing trees resulting from construction.
City of St. Charles, Illinois
ASLA Illinois Chapter Honor Award
ACEC-Illinois Engineering Excellence
APWA Chicago Metro Chapter Project of the Year