Since November 2017, we’ve been involved in a temporary bridge project over the Des Plaines River in Melrose Park, IL. Limited construction access at the proposed bridge location warranted the construction of a temporary bridge. Multiple bridge designs were considered, but the most cost effective approach entailed utilizing the new bridge girders and existing piers as a temporary bridge by installing a temporary timber deck and girder bearings. As part of this project, Westbrook was responsible for preparing design calculations and plans for the proposed temporary bridge as well as developing erosion control drawings for operations in the Des Plaines River. Estimated completion for this project is early 2019.