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.
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.
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.