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Layton Lakes Gilbert, AZ
Layton Lakes Gilbert, AZ

Wright provided structural design for several double- and triple-span arched concrete footbridges in this Lennar Community.


Whispering Heights Chandler, AZ
Whispering Heights Chandler, AZ

Freestanding water wall and community entry feature.


Blue Horizon Buckeye, AZ
Blue Horizon Buckeye, AZ

Freestanding community entry feature.


Anthem at Merrill Ranch Florence, AZ
Anthem at Merrill Ranch Florence, AZ

This triple-arch culvert runs under American Way at an entry to this master planned community.   A similar triple-arch spans the wash at Spirit way.  The developer saved substantial time and money by using arches instead of conventional box culverts.


Bridges at Gilbert Gilbert, AZ
Bridges at Gilbert Gilbert, AZ

With several builders and about 480 acres, this master planned community is a big addition to the east valley.  Wright provided structural engineering services for entry features, bridges, theme walls, park elements, and trellises.


Asante Surprise, AZ
Asante Surprise, AZ

The structural design of concrete water features at a community lake including piers, faux bridges, and a 50 foot diameter roundabout feature.


Corte Bella Surprise, AZ
Corte Bella Surprise, AZ

This 110 lineal-feet of a 48-foot span shotcrete arch bridge was designed as a golf cart underpass and located in Pleasant Valley Country Club.  The bridge is a winner of PCA’s 2004 National Bridge Competition.


Desert Mountain Scottsdale, AZ
Desert Mountain Scottsdale, AZ

Wright provided structural engineering services for 11 cast-in-place concrete arched culverts of various shapes and spans from 12  to 48 feet.  The culverts allow natural water channels to flow under new roadways.


Vista Verde Arch Culverts Maricopa County, AZ
Vista Verde Arch Culverts Maricopa County, AZ

Eight multi-barrel arch culverts designed by Wright in lieu of traditional box culverts.  The alternate design saved nearly $1 million in construction costs and resulted in a much more aesthetically pleasing appearance.


Terra Lago Indio, CA
Terra Lago Indio, CA

Double-span arched bridge with adjacent approach walls constructed entirely of shotcrete, including the foundations, deck, and traffic barriers. Terra Lago Bridge was recognized nationally as the Outstanding Architectural Shotcrete Project by the American Shotcrete Association.


Galena Creek Bridge Temporary Shoring Culvert Carson City, NV
Galena Creek Bridge Temporary Shoring Culvert Carson City, NV

The 1,722 foot long Galena Creek Bridge, part of the I-580 extension between Reno and Carson City, was named 2013 Project of the Year by ENR Southwest.  The bridge spans a sensitive creek environment and is situated in an area prone to high winds – two factors that posed significant design and construction challenges.

Project general contractor Fisher Industries of Phoenix proposed a brilliant solution to address both concerns: construct a temporary 35 foot span by 400 foot long arched concrete bridge over the creek, then place 140 feet of fill above to create a flat working surface on which to construct the shoring and formwork for the bridge.  Dave Rowe, PE, SE, structural engineer and principal with Wright Engineers, designed the temporary bridge taking into consideration the interaction of the soil with the arch structure as well as the immense weight of fill above.  Sadly (for us, anyway) once the main bridge construction was complete, the fill and temporary bridge were removed.

The accompanying photo by CC Myers, Inc, Fisher’s bridge subcontractor, shows the temporary tunnel and fill beneath the nearly completed bridge.


Phoenix International Raceway Tunnel Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix International Raceway Tunnel Phoenix, AZ

Race crews and fans have easy access to the infield and track at Phoenix International Raceway thanks to a 230 foot long tunnel constructed beneath the NASCAR track. The tunnel passes under turn 4 and is large enough for two semi trucks to drive through side-by-side with room to spare. Wright Engineers provided the structural design using FE analysis of soil-structure interaction which models the soil as an integral structural component.


Shadow Hills Arched Bridges Indio, CA
Shadow Hills Arched Bridges Indio, CA

Two identical 48 foot span arched bridges.  Several other arched bridges are also located on the site.


On the Boards

We have numerous builds happening on at any given time. Below is a sampling of past works and upcoming accomplishments.

LAS VEGAS, NV

Aircraft hangar

SCOTTSDALE, AZ

7,000 SF commercial building TI

PARK CITY, UT

5,500 SF clubhouse

fairfield, ca

4-story hotel

PHOENIX, AZ

Residential apartment development

las vegas, Nv

2 industrial condo buildings

INDIO, CA

Retail car wash

tempe, az

Senior living facility

LAS VEGAS, nV

3,000 SF retail space

salt lake city, ut

30 unit town home development

CHANDLER, AZ

20,000 SF office space

HEMET, CA

11,000 SF shell building

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– Aristotle