The replacement bridges will have one 12-foot travel lane in each direction, 10-foot shoulders on each side with seven-foot bike lanes, and six-foot sidewalks. Pedestrians will be separated from traffic with a permanent concrete barrier. Other improvements include new drainage, new traffic signals, decorative lighting, and new signage and pavement markings. The new bascule bridge will also feature a bridge deck that will reduce traffic noise passing over the draw spans, a new tender house and pedestrian outlooks with trellises. In addition to the moveable portion of the bridge, the project also entails segmental approaches to the main span.
Responsibilities included coordination amongst numerous stakeholders and public agencies, 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. 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.