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Exterior Renovation of the Belvedere

The Belvedere Riverfront Plaza is the centerpiece of downtown Louisville Kentucky. The
elevated walkway overlooking the Ohio River provides citizens with a breathtaking view
of the bridges and Falls of the Ohio.

Over time, the outside concrete parapet wall began to crumble and became a hazard
with falling pieces on the interstate below.

E-Z Construction won the bid to perform demolition and removal of 275,000 pounds of
concrete and reinforcing from the vertical face of the overpass, 20’ above the I-64
interstate and 70’ above the Ohio River. The project required rigorous coordination with
safety, safety training, nightly traffic control and careful disposal of materials

Due to weight limits only mini excavators were used to performed the
difficult task of reducing the concrete walls to basketball sized pieces for
disposal at the street level 45’ below the work surface. Night work was
required to minimize disruption to the highway below.

New concrete reinforced walls were attached to the deck area and waterproofing of
landscape areas over foam fill areas transformed the work area into landscaped beds.
New custom made aluminum fencing with the City of Louisville fleur-de-lis logo was
attached to the new concrete walls welcoming visitors to the City.

 

At A Glance

Key Elements

  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Downtown Demolition at Night
  • Highway Safety Devices