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File #: 1075-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/6/2022 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 6/6/2022 Final action: 6/9/2022
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into contract with Glaus, Pyle, Schomer, Burns and Dehaven DBA GPD Group to provide professional engineering services for the Champions Bridge Superstructure Replacement Project; to authorize the transfer of $54,167.16 within the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund, to authorize the amendment of the 2021 Capital Improvements Budget; to authorize the expenditure of $51,808.14 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($51,808.14)
Attachments: 1. Legislation - Champions Bridge Replacement Design - FINAL - ATTACHMENT, 2. Champions Bridge Replacement Design - Bid Waiver
Explanation

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into contract with Glaus, Pyle, Schomer, Burns and Dehaven DBA GPD Group to provide professional engineering services for the Champions Bridge Superstructure Replacement Project. The contract amount is $45,669.17, with a contingency of $6,138.97, for a total of $51,808.14 being authorized by this ordinance.

Champions Bridge was part of the Alum Creek Trail Easton Extension Project that started at Innis Park and ended at the Easton soccer fields. During construction of this project in 2015, it was noticed that the superstructure of the bridge had deflected dramatically. Upon investigation, it was determined that there was an error of omission on the part of the design professional. This error has resulted in the bridge needing to be posted for loads lighter that what the federal design required. As a result, emergency vehicles cannot traverse the bridge.

When the error was realized, a review of the entire project took place that resulted in structural changes to other structures that were also part of this trail extension project as well as the project from Airport Drive to Brittany Hills which was also designed by the same professional. Since these events took place, the Recreation and Parks Department has worked diligently with the design professional responsible for the errors, their legal counsel, the City Attorney’s Office, and GPD Group to ascertain the extent of the damage on the Champions Bridge and a method to remedy. GPD Group performed the structural analysis of the bridge and recommended the load posting. GPD Group also served as the Project Engineer on behalf of Righter Company, the contractor who built these two trail extension projects. They were also the firm that determined that it was safe for pedestrians as the Department took action on repairing this bridge.

With a recommendation and cooperation from the City Attorney’s office, t...

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