U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The FY11 NAVY MILCON Program consists of waterfront development to include a number of operational and support buildings which are included within Project P-954. The facilities will serve the U.S. Navy personnel assigned to the NSA installation. The architectural design concept is to provide buildings that are functionally appropriate and compatible with what has been done with the existing facilities on the adjacent NSA compound with respect to finish, color and general character.
The design features performed by CWI included site adaptation, LEED improvements and final verifications in addition the complete design of the flyover bridge. This project received the ENR Global Best Projects, BEST PROJECT in the Bridge/Tunnel category in 2015.
The entire bridge was constructed on a temporary platform offsite about 250 meters away from the abutments and was moved in place using a 96 axle - Self Propelled Modular Transport (SPMT) vehicle and two 105 ton box beams. This unique bridge movement and installation took place on the 31st of January 2014, when the 2850-ton bridge was lifted and transported to its permanent position through a main Highway road in Bahrain in only 9 hours using the SPMT system, making it the first bridge installation in the Middle East to use such a system.
CWI proudly present this as an example of its outstanding ability to successfully execute US government project work in coordination with local authorities and ministries in Gulf countries to include Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE. CWI’s ability stems from in-depth knowledge and repeated practice of acquiring design approvals and permits, following all applicable local laws and regulations, while procuring materials that comply with US government and local requirements in the Gulf region. This will remain a landmark project in the history of bridge construction in Middle East, and we are proud to have lent our skills and experience with accelerated bridge construction techniques to help set a new standard of efficiency for transportation projects in Bahrain and the Gulf.