Red Gate Bridge
Specialities: Landscape Architecture
Location: St. Charles, IL
Size: TBD (1,200 linear feet)
TERRA provided award-winning landscape architecture services for the design of a new $30 million bridge across the Fox River in the City of St. Charles. Our team designed the architectural bridge piers, guard rails and the pedestrian bridge suspended from the overhead vehicular bridge deck that links the Fox River Bicycle Trail on the river’s east side to the forest preserve on the west. TERRA also designed 1,200 linear feet of boardwalk from the pedestrian bridge that transitions up the river bank to the Kane County Forest Preserve land on either side of the bridge and minimizes 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 the mitigation resulting from the removal of existing trees within the path of the new bridge. Red Gate Bridge was recognized with the American Society of Landscape Architects – Illinois’ Honor Award, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois’ (ACEC-IL) Engineering Excellence Award and the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Chicago Metro Project of the Year.