Burns Cooley Dennis, Inc. (BCD) performed daily quality control (QC) field testing services for bridge construction and drilled shaft installation along the Mason Road to Highway 178 section of the SR 304 / I-269 project in Marshall County, Mississippi. BCD also provided QC concrete compressive strength and aggregate testing for this portion of the I-269 corridor.
The project consisted of construction of four bridges along a new alignment crossing over Highway 178 and the BNSF railroad. Each of the four bridges was 1,500 linear feet in length. The bridge portion of the project consisted of 20,500 cubic yards of structural concrete, 5 million pounds of reinforcing steel, 60,000 linear feet of driven piling, 3,000 linear feet of 66-in. drill shafts and 38,500 linear feet of pre-stressed concrete girders. The project also included 700,000 cubic yards of embankment for the bridge headers and the realignment of Highway 178 for approximately 3,000 linear feet.
This segment of SR 304 / I-269 from Mason Road to Highway 178 will ultimately join with other state highway sections to complete the extensive and economically important I-69 corridor which will stretch from Canada to the Mexican border.