Navy Drive over San Joaquin River
Port of Stockton, Stockton, California
The Navy Drive over San Joaquin River Bridge Replacement for the Port of Stockton included replacing an aging steel swing bridge truss to better accommodate increasing large truck traffic. The new concrete bridge also preserved river access for large load water traffic by utilizing a removable lightweight steel center span.
Photo-simulation was the medium chosen as the most realistic means of presenting the new design.
POITRA removed the existing truss bridge, its shadows and reflection in the Engineer provided existing photograph. A special effort was required to restore the background area of the photo where the truss and its reflection in the water had to be removed. Reflections of the proposed structure were added to complete the photo-realistic visual simulation of the new structure.
POITRA Visual also produced an aerial plan photosimulation illustrating the new route of Navy Drive.