John is familiar with bridge and prestressed concrete design (Freyssinet Prize; Teaching Assistant to Professor T.Y. Lin at the University of California, Berkeley; design of the first prestressed concrete building in Vancouver BC Canada – Postal Station D, 1965).
As part of the Advanced Bridge Design course at the University of California. Berkeley, John toured the Golden Gate bridge, including going to the top of the South tower where this photo was taken from.
Postal Station D, Vancouver BC Canada.
SR520 Floating Bridge, Seattle
John provided management oversight and assistance for organization, key policies, team alignment (implementation and continued work sessions) and was chair of the Strategic Technical Advisory Team. He was chair of an expert panel on tunneling alternatives, and consulted on cost and risk management for this $4.6 billion floating bridge and approaches. 2008-2012.
Management and organizational input to the 2 departments of Transportation (WSDOT & ODOT) and program managers for this $3.5 billion complex river crossing with highway, transit, pedestrian and bike lanes in a complex public process/stakeholder environment. Initiation of team alignment and organizational recommendations. 2009.
Pasadena Blue Line, LA River Bridge, Los Angeles Metro
John managed a technical review and re-evaluation of structural alternatives for selection of this bridge, using the Kepner-Tregnoe analysis process. Bridge types included cable stayed, pre-stressed concrete girders, pre-stressed concrete segmental girders and, incrementally launched pre-stressed concrete segmental girders. The study identified and recommended cost savings of $750,000 which were adopted by the client, LACMTA. 1994.
Jamestown Bridge, Rhode-Island
John provided a review of contract requirements, review of construction performance related to specifications and contract requirements, review of design alternatives, and a report on construction contract issues. 1989.
Jamestown Bridge, Rhode Island (click on this link)
Anacostia River Bridge, Washington DC Highway Department
John Reilly provided design guidance on bridge aesthetics and urban design considerations, design reviews of bridge structural systems and technologies and provided management assistance for the Anacostia River Bridge, Barney Circle Project Washington D.C. The bridge had to be compatible with the aesthetics of the other bridges to Washington D.C. and meet stringent structural, construction, stream and layout criteria. 1990.
Massachusetts Highway Department, Bridge Section
John was asked to take-over a troubled consulting assistance program, which had been underway for a year. The program was to develop better design capability, bridge-type studies and bridge systems for the Massachusetts Highway Department’s bridge design program. John re-structured the program, re-established better working relationships with the client, introduced recommendations for bridge management and project control systems and managed the provision of training sessions for new and advanced bridge design techniques. These new design techniques and bridge types are now routinely designed by the Department and many have been constructed, particularly for the Central Artery Project. 1988-1989.
Southwest Corridor Bridges, Boston
As Design Director for the MBTA’s Southwest Corridor rail, transit and urban development project, he determined an economic and uniform aesthetic bridge type for the 23 bridges which crossed over the rail lines. 1978-80
Western Distributor Elevated Structures, Sydney
John determined the structural design details for the concrete box structures and prestressed frames of this elevated freeway which is located at the south end of the Sydney Harbor Bridge. 1967.
Golden Gate Bridge – John Reilly; Postal Station D – Canada Post; SR520 Floating Bridge & Southwest Corridor – John Reilly; Columbia River Crossing – WSDOT/ODOT; Sydney Western Distributor – NSW Dept of Main Roads.