Paint Creek Trailways Commission and Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission
Request for Proposals
Engineering Design Services for Paint Creek Trail Bridge 33.7 Renovation

Published June 23, 2017

The Paint Creek Trailways Commission, in partnership with the Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission, is seeking proposals from experienced and qualified firms to provide engineering design services for Paint Creek Trail Bridge 33.7. This project’s engineering design services must meet all the requirements of the Transportation Alternatives Program and the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grants that are matching local funding to finance this project. Sealed proposals must be received at the Oakland Township Clerk’s Office at 4393 Collins Road, Rochester, MI 48306 by Thursday July 20, 2017 at 2:00 P.M., Local Time, when the names of proposers will be announced.

Download RFP here: RFP Engineering Design Services Bridge 33_7_Renovation

Photo of Bridge 33.7


The Paint Creek Trailways Commission is seeking engineering design services for Paint Creek Trail Bridge 33.7. The Commission’s objective is to replace a 93 year old timber railroad bridge that is 61’ long, and less than 9’ wide, with a universal design bridge to greatly improve accessibility for both trail users as well as emergency and maintenance vehicles. We are interested in designs and structure options that require almost no maintenance during the life of the bridge, and are aesthetically appropriate for the Paint Creek Trail. The proposed bridge designs shall also satisfy the following conditions:
1. Minimum clear bike/multi-use path width of 14 feet
2. Bicycle speed of 20mph
3. The structure shall be designed for 90 psf pedestrian live load and a 10-ton (20,000 pound) emergency vehicle loading
4. The live load deflection shall not exceed 1/500 of the span length
In addition, the proposed bridge designs shall be designed in accordance with the current AASHTO Specifications for Highway Bridges, the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


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