The bridge corridor traverses through exclusive, affluent, and politically active neighborhoods. The new bridge has two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction, an eight-foot-wide shoulder on each side, an eight-foot-wide sidewalk separating pedestrian and vehicle traffic with permanent concrete barriers on each side, and a 15.5-foot-wide median. The bridge was designed to be supported by drilled and poured concrete shafts. This major bridge replacement project included the replacement of 24-inch sewer and water mains, installed using a subaqueous horizontal directional bore method. Other improvements included drainage, signage, decorative roadway lighting, pavement markings, and traffic signals. The new bridge will also feature four pedestrian outlooks, a new tender house, and LED lighting beneath the bridge. The vertical clearance was increased to 21 feet under the bridge and the navigable-channel width was increased to 125 feet. The bridge was designed to have fewer piers than the old bridge and they are spaced further apart. The old bridge overpass at Flagler Drive was permanently eliminated and replaced with a new at-grade signalized intersection. Portions of Flagler Drive from 4th St. to north of 7th Street were also reconstructed.
Responsibilities included coordination amongst numerous stakeholders and public agencies, management of the design submittal and review process, construction management, schedule analysis, materials testing and certification, project reports, shop drawing and RFI reviews and certification of monthly payments to the contractor. BCC personnel reviewed all the contractor’s required submittals, such as shop drawings and product cut sheet approval. Our team was also accountable for ensuring that the contractor met all the project timelines and milestones as established by the FDOT, as well as providing proactive coordination of all construction activities and their impact on the public and/or adjacent Projects. BCC Personnel also provided certification for bridge work & reinstallation of 24″ water main and wastewater services. In summary, BCC personnel provided the FDOT with comprehensive CEI services which resulted in the successful completion of a complex project on time and within budget.