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D.H. Charles Engineering brought home two SAIA awards this year for our work completed on the historic Bridgeport Covered Bridge – the Structural Shoring Project of the Year and the Industrial Collaborative Project of the Year. It was a challenging, yet rewarding project to be a part of, and it was the team of engineers and contractors who really made this a successful project.  Bridgeport Covered Bridge is the longest historic covered wooden bridge in the United States and DHC was tasked to provide a structural shoring system to support the bridge, work platforms, a temporary steel bridge installed within the covered bridge, and to provide a hydraulic jacking design to raise the covered bridge off its abutments and provide a camber.

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D.H. Charles Engineering brought home two SAIA awards this year for our work completed on the historic Bridgeport Covered Bridge – the Structural Shoring Project of the Year and the Industrial Collaborative project of the Year. It was a challenging, yet rewarding project to be a part of, and it was the team of engineers and contractors who really made this a successful project.  Bridgeport Covered Bridge is the longest historic covered wooden bridge in the United States and DHC was tasked to provide a structural shoring system to support the bridge, work platforms, a temporary steel bridge installed within the covered bridge, and to provide a hydraulic jacking design to raise the covered bridge off its abutments and provide a camber.

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Designing a suspended platform system presents unique challenges not commonly seen in other lines of engineering, which requires a different kind of in-depth plan behind each design. Like a well-constructed spider web, suspended platform systems typically consist of efficiently placed cables and chains working both together and against one another to create a balanced system…

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Suspended Platforms – Deception & Canoe Pass + San Rafael Bridge

The Willamette Water Supply Project is a $1.6 billion water conveyance pipeline project in Oregon.  Pipeline construction began in 2016, and when substantially complete in 2026, will provide fresh drinking water, capable of meeting current and future needs, while ensuring resiliency, protection of public health, and quick recovery during natural disasters and emergencies.  Improvement of…

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Willamette Water Supply Project

The Pan American Games is a multi-sport competitive event preceding the Summer Olympic Games by 1 year, every 4th year. Each event hosts thousands of the top athletes from the nations of the North and South American continents. Spectators flock to see the various events and the major cities that host these events must be…

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Engineering the Pan American Games

Dominating the Bay Area landscape since 1933, the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge has stood as a monument to depression-era construction and as an iconic gateway to the port of Oakland for over a quarter of a century. But even icons can need some refurbishment, and when a new Eastern Span was completed in 2013, it…

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Bay Bridge Demolition – Pier E2

Big Creek Bridge is an open spandrel concrete arch bridge on California’s coast in Monterey County. The bridge was built with funding from the New Deal in the 1930’s, ultimately opening in 1938. Measuring 589 feet long and 24 feet wide, the bridge spans 65 feet above Big Creek near its mouth at the Pacific…

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Big Creek Bridge Restoration

In 2017, DHC was contracted by Commercial Scaffolding, Inc. to provide engineered designs for the Paseo Colorado outdoor mall, in Pasadena, CA. DHC’s scope of work consisted of the structural shoring of existing columns and beams to allow for the installation of (4) new shear walls and shear wall foundations on the P2-lower parking level….

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Paseo Colorado