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The Mayor Mike Peters Bridge is part of the Adriaen's Landing development project at the easternmost edge of the city of Hartford, Conn. Adriaen's Landing is part of the revitalization plan for Hartford and one of the key elements of the state of Connecticut's v i s i o n k n o w n a s t h e " P i l l a r s o f Progress." The state's development team broke ground on the project in the spring of 2001. Four key projects of Adriaen's Landing had been completed prior to the construction of the bridge: the Connecticut Science Center, the Connecticut Convention Center, the Hartford Marriott Downtown Hotel and the Front Street Retail project— all within the 27-acre site adjacent to the Connecticut River. The Mayor Mike Peters Bridge is the final connecting element of the projects allowing pedestrian access to all of these attractions and the Connecticut River waterfront. The bridge also serves as a means of egress for the Science Center with an egress load of 1423 occupants in accordance with the state of Connecticut Building and Fire Safety Codes. The New bridge The bridge has an approximate length of 268 ft, an overall width of 33 ft, and is located on an approximate north-south alignment. It provides for pedestrian traffic over I-91 and I-84 on-ramps, with a vertical clearance of approximately 40 ft. The bridge consists of three spans of 63-in.-deep precast, prestressed concrete bulb- tee beams (PCEF-63) and precast, prestressed concrete deck panels made composite with the beams. There are four beams in the cross section spaced 9 ft 0 in. on center. The concrete design compressive strength was 6500 psi. The beams were designed as simple spans but made continuous for live loads with cast-in-place diaphragms at the intermediate piers. Reinforcement to resist tension from the negative moment profile MAYOR MIkE PETERS BRIDGE / HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT bRIDge DeSIgN eNgINeeR: Purcell Associates, Glastonbury, Conn. pRIme CoNTRACToR: Loureiro Contractors Inc., Plainville, Conn. pRojeCT ADmINISTRATIoN: Connecticut Department of Transportation; Connecticut Office of Policy and Management; and Capital City Economic Development Authority pRogRAm mANAgeR: Waterford Development LLC, Waterford, Conn. ARChITeCTuRAl CoNSulTANT: Milton Lewis Howard Associates Inc., Bloomfield, Conn. meChANICAl AND eleCTRICAl CoNSulTANT: AI Engineers, Middletown, Conn. eNvIRoNmeNTAl CoNSulTANT: GZA Geoenvironmental Inc., Glastonbury, Conn. geoTeChNICAl CoNSulTANT: Clarence Welti Associates Inc., Glastonbury, Conn. by Rohit Pradhan and Steven J. Drechsler, Purcell Associates West elevation of the Mayor Mike Peters Bridge with Connecticut Convention Center beyond. Photo: Jeffrey Yardis, Corporate Images. 18 | ASPIRE , Winter 2012 Book_Win12.indb 18 12/29/11 11:12 AM