Field Trip to the New I-40 Pedestrian Bridge

November 23, 2010

On November 23, CE 442 (Hydrology & Hydraulic Engineering) and CE 424 (Steel Design) took a break from the classroom for a combined field trip to the I-40 pedestrian bridge in Albuquerque. UNM graduates and Bohannan Huston engineers, Sean Melville and Tandy Freel discussed various design components including storm water drainage, soil retention, vertical alignment, structural design, and scheduling. Dr. Gerstle talked about bridge design while Dr. Coonrod discussed restoration efforts of the Rio Grande through Albuquerque.