Jacks Fork River Bridge

Location: Texas County, Mo.

Client: Missouri Department of Transportation

This project included the design of a 457-foot, four-span bridge and three gabion basket retaining walls. Aesthetic and environmental considerations were of importance for this project in the Ozark National Scenic Riverway. A haunched steel plate girder bridge was chosen to compliment the natural surroundings. Gabion basket MSE walls, 924 feet long on the north and 1,485 feet on the south ends of the bridge were used to minimize the disturbance to public lands. A third gabion basket wall was used to protect a cave near the north abutment.

  • 457-foot hauched steel plate girder bridge
  • 924-foot gabion basket MSE retaining wall
  • 1,485-foot gabion basket MSE retaining wall
  • 120-foot gabion basket gravity retaining wall
  • Constructed in a national park area
  • Located in the Ozark National Scenic Riverway