1st Quarter 2021 Newsletter

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1st Quarter 2021 Newsletter

DID YOU KNOW…

CDG has opened an office near Charlotte, North Carolina? Opening this office allows CDG to provide our robust engineering services to a broader range of clients in the Eastern region. The physical address of our new location is:

4351 Main Street
Suite 205
Harrisburg, North Carolina
Phone: 980.258.6390

HISTORIC ROUTE 66 BRIDGE REHABILITATION

After a qualifications-based interview selection process by a client Partnership of Great Rivers Greenway, Missouri State Parks and the Missouri State Parks Foundation, CDG was hired in July 2020 to inspect and study the Route 66 Bridge near Eureka, Missouri. A detailed “arm’s length” inspection was conducted in Fall 2020, and St. Louis Based CDG subconsultants, EFK Moen and David Mason & Associates, assisted with the inspection.

The bridge is just over 1,000 feet long and was constructed in 1931 to carry Route 66 over the Meramec River in St. Louis County. Portions of the original Route 66 concrete pavement and curbs still existed at both ends of the bridge. It was closed to vehicle traffic in 2009, and the bridge deck was removed by MoDOT in 2012 before it was transferred to Missouri State Parks for removal or rehabilitation. The bridge is within the 419 acre Route 66 State Park, created in 1999 after the US EPA supervised the dioxin contamination incineration and cleanup in the former city of Times Beach. The main, green painted bridge river spans are 130‘ long under deck warren trusses visible from I-44, located upstream and just south of the Route 66 Bridge. There are also 12 steel plate girder approach spans over the adjacent Meramec River floodway.

The CDG team has completed the detailed bridge inspection and a report of those findings will be submitted to the Partnership in late Spring 2021. Through a series of meetings with the Partnership over the last 8 months, a rehabilitation plan has been developed, and it will be made public in Summer 2021 at an in-person public meeting to be held at the Route 66 State Park Visitor Center. In addition, St. Louis based CDG sub, Planning Design Studio, has developed 5 full color renderings of the rehabilitated bridge to assist with an upcoming fundraising effort (one is pictured above).

The total cost of the bridge rehabilitation, in 2024 dollars, is estimated at $9,000,000. The Partnership would like to have the rehabilitated bridge reopened to pedestrian and bike traffic by 2026, the 100th year anniversary of the opening of Route 66.

CHOCOLATE TASTING FROM KAKAO CHOCOLATE

CDG’s Employee Relations Committee organized a unique virtual event for our employees in all three of our CDG offices – a virtual chocolate tasting. Assorted confections were delivered to each participant, to be enjoyed in a guided tasting experience. Brian Pelletier, the owner of Kakao Chocolate, a local St. Louis chocolatier that creates small-batch, handmade, local confections, led a video call with over 65 CDG employees and guests. Throughout the evening, Brian explained the chocolate making process, from growth of the cocoa bean to inspirations behind new flavors and recipes. Brian provided participants with tasting notes, flavor profiles, and fun stories along the way. It was a great time for everyone involved, and we look forward to another evening with Kakao in the future! Kakao Chocolate is located at 7272 Manchester Road in Maplewood, Missouri.

CDG’S VIDEO SERIES

We’re excited to announce that we’ve recently launched a new video series which provides information on topics that CDG’s staff has special expertise in, as well as, provides a closer look into different services that our company offers. In this series, we’ll cover topics ranging from Integrated Resource Planning to Renewable Energy and Industrial Facilities Design. Our hope is to provide the A/E community and clients in need with an opportunity to engage on a wide range of topics.

Videos are released at the end of each month on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages. You can also view them on our website where they will be archived. Below is the video release from April. We hope you enjoy!

CDG IS HIRING!

We are currently seeking top talent for full-time positions in our St. Louis and Charlotte offices. Positions to be filled:

Becoming part of the CDG team has its perks. Not only does our company offer a competitive salary and 401K savings, but employees are also offered maternity/paternity leave among other great benefits.

For more information on our current career opportunities, visit our website here.

NEW EMPLOYEES

We’re happy to welcome a whole crew of new employees to our team!

In our North Carolina office, please join us in welcoming Scott Terry (Industrial HVAC and Piping) and Seth Inhofer (Industrial HVAC and Piping).

In our Sheridan, Wyoming office, help us welcome Maggie Morneau (Civil/Structural).

And in our St. Louis, Missouri office, welcome Madianie Thelusmond (IT) and Jesse Vaugh (Design Technologies).

We are very excited to continue to bring new team members onboard and foster a growing staff.

By |2021-05-07T01:59:09+06:00May 7th, 2021|News|Comments Off on 1st Quarter 2021 Newsletter

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