winner for “Excellence in Structural Engineering” from SEAOC
IDS Group received an award for “Excellence in Structural Engineering” for the Metropolitan Water District Santa Ana River Crossing by the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC).
This project addresses the implementation of unique retrofit design solutions to mitigate the seismic deficiency of the subject structure. The structure consists of a steel bridge supporting a “crucial” pipeline (a 9’-8” diameter steel water pipe) which transports untreated water from one of the MWD’s largest reservoirs to one of its major treatment plants. The pipe spans approximately 1,000 ft. and is supported by a 1930’s vantage steel bridge in the intermediate 544 ft. The rest of the pipe is supported directly on concrete piers.