UCSD Gilman Drive Overcrossing at I-5, San Diego, California.

The Gilman Drive bridge project connects the existing campus roads on both sides of the I-5 freeway and connects the UCSD Campus to the west and the UCSD Medical Center to the east. The Moffatt & Nichol team, with Safdie Rabines Architects and Earth Mechanics, designed a 396ft/121m long cast-in-place concrete arch bridge, with an estimated total project cost of $20 million. UC San Diego worked closely with regional partners including SANDAG, Caltrans, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and the City of San Diego on the projects, which will all benefit the campus by easing street traffic and parking demands, improving air quality and better connecting the University with the greater San Diego community.
Mr. Komar’s Involvement: • As a supporting bridge engineer developed the analysis and design computer model for the TSR considering construction stages and final stage, • performed SLS and ULS checks. • dynamic analysis of final structure and for critical construction stages, • on site construction support