AB Secures Bayway Design-Build Project
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 7 has awarded American Bridge Company (AB) the SR 679 (Pinellas Bayway) Structure E Over Intracoastal Waterway Design-Build contract in Pinellas County, Florida. This project involves the design and construction of a new two-lane high level fixed span on a new alignment, replacing the current bascule bridge. This project will improve a vital connection and hurricane evacuation route for the community of Tierra Verde and visitors to Fort De Soto Park, and it will serve as an essential, uninterrupted passage for road users, pedestrians, bicyclists, and marine traffic for its 75-year design life. The project also involves milling and resurfacing of SR 679, installation of new LED highway and pier lighting systems, construction of retaining walls with aesthetic treatments at bridge approaches, replacement of the existing Tierra Verde and Boca Ciega seawalls, and demolition of the existing bascule bridge.
AB has partnered with American Consulting Professionals, LLC (ACP) and Kisinger Campo & Associates, Corporation (KCA) to form the American Bridge Team (AB Team). The AB team came up with numerous Alternative Technical Concepts (ATC) during the ATC process, in collaboration with FDOT, to meet the goals and commitments of the project, overcoming geometric challenges, and providing the best overall value to FDOT.
The Tampa Bay-based team of contractors and engineers will begin design work this Summer with construction work beginning later this year.