New York, 2003
» Detailed Design
The Skywalk is 200 ft long and takes pedestrians from a 700 - car garage and across the main boulevard, Poulteney Street, into the Corning campus. Cold, icy weather half the year called for an enclosed bridge. The 3,600-square-foot elongated structure is composed of an 11-foot-square truss, the smallest size that could accommodate pedestrians. The deck was a cast in place, lightweight concrete deck formed on stay in place corrugated metal forms.
The bridge was constructed by Surespan Construction Ltd. (an associate company of the Surespan Group). Infinity Engineering Group Ltd., formerly known as QR Engineering Ltd. is a part of the Surespan Group.
Infinity Engineering Group Ltd. developed the concept along with architects, Hascup/Lorenzini Associates and was the engineer of record for the detailed structural design of the pedestrian skywalk connecting office building with parking lot. Due to the glass walls, deflection of the bridge was a major concern on this project. The structure was fabricated in Vancouver and trucked to its New York site in four main pieces.
Infinity Engineering Group Ltd. also provided erection engineering services including temporary works design for the skywalk.