An innovative substructure design allowed the three-span Wadsworth LRT bridge to be constructed as an integral frame. The design ensured that the spliced and posttensioned precast concrete–girder bridge could efficiently support two rail lines, a bicycle lane, and a new transit station and platform directly above the street.
The bridge is part of the $707 million, 12.1 mi (19.5 km) long West Corridor expansion of the Denver, Colo., light-rail system, which, when completed, will run from downtown Denver to Golden, CO. The bridge is one of a number along the line, but it is the only one with the station on the bridge.
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