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Rusty Lucido

An innovator in pile design on bridge in Long Beach

32, Deep Foundations and MSS Manager

Shimmick Construction Co.


Rusty Lucido's project experience includes the SR-191 Bridge Replacement over the Colorado River in Moab, Utah, and the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco; North America's largest drill secant project. He now oversees 60 workers on the drilling for the foundations and construction of 350-plus piles to support the $780-million Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach. The 8,000-ft-long structure will become the first major highway cable-stayed bridge in the state and will be one of the tallest of its kind nationwide. He helped implement innovations for the cast-in-drilled-hole pile design, including engineering and installing the first tip grouting of a drilled shaft to be accepted by CalTrans. He also implemented the first moving scaffold system in California, a 3.1-million-lb traveling steel structure that supports the formwork for the lower approach columns and allows for rapid and safe construction of the roadway leading to the main span.

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