November 03, 2006
This project included a 3,720’ (1,134m) extension of the Cady Way Trail in East Orange County, Florida. The work included a new 13-span, 685’ (209m) bicycle and pedestrian bridge, featuring a 245’ (75m) basket handle, tied arch main span over State Highway 436. The arch structure's tie girder is a longitudinally and transversally post-tensioned, cast-in-place deck that has been constructed on falsework spanning the busy highway. The steel basket-handle pipe chord arch was erected after the deck was constructed, and the deck load was transferred to the arch via suspender cables. The arch rise is 38’ (11.6m); the arch thrust is resisted by the longitudinal post tensioning cables in the deck. The work also included 12 traditionally cast-in-place cast spans (10 at 36’ and two at 40’) resting on pressed-pile foundations, and an additional 3,035’ (925m) of at-grade trail.