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LOCATION

Greektown, Baltimore, MD

STATUS

Design Completed 2012, Construction TBD

CLIENT

Maryland Transportation Authority MTA

TYPOLOGY

BRIDGES

ROLE

Architecture Bridge Designer

An aerial structure over 2500 feet long, the Greektown Viaduct connects Hopkins Medical Campus to the Greektown-Highlandtown Neighborhoods through the Red Line LRT. The design focus involved examining the aerial structure types, including piers, guard rails, and spanning members. Most structures passing through an industrial area would not be highly visible to the community. In contrast, tens of thousands of motorists see the distinct span and terminus over the I-895 corridor daily.

This shift in the dynamic of the view corridor presented an opportunity to delineate the entry into the city with an extraordinary span, one celebratory of Baltimore's contextual history of suspended deck arch bridges. The arch is a continuation of the typical spanning members to maintain the continuity of the aerial structure. The specific set of two spanning plate girders converges and bend out of the plane to expose the curved concrete deck, warping upward to create an arch, suspending the bridge deck with cable stays throughout 150 feet.

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