Marblehead Development Project, San Clemente
Mountain Pacific, Inc. is designing innovative construction methods and parts for the construction of bridge elements at the long-awaited Marblehead development in San Clemente Ca. The 52-acre site of the forthcoming Plaza San Clemente along southbound I-5 between Avenida Vista Hermosa and Avenida Pico will be comprised of an outlet store area, a hotel and restaurant complex, and will also include 313 homes on the remaining 196 acres. The bridge will be reminiscent of the one spanning the Thames River in England, overlooks what will become an attractive, plant and tree-filled valley, as well as the ocean beyond. Mountain Pacific, Inc. is working with Griffith Co., who built the Avenida Vista Hermosa bridge across a Marblehead Coastal canyon in recent years and is currently building a smaller bridge across the canyon from Vista Hermosa into the shopping center. In an environmentally sensitive area next to the beach, all construction is being conducted without interruption of the protected habitat. Parts designed by Mountain Pacific, Inc, include the thread bar cross-bracing rotator brackets, and a specialized tieless form system for the uniquely diamond -shaped columns, which improve safety, efficiency and costs in bridge construction.