Located in Pompano Beach, Florida, this two-span bascule bridge rehabilitation is the first Construction Manager at Risk project in the state of Florida. The project consists of three major phases, including approach span deck demolition and widening, new traffic barrier, new decorative railing, structural steel work, electrical upgrades, new span locks, control house expansion, painting, and associated maintenance of traffic.
To maximize the scope of rehabilitation work within the client's restrictive budget, PCL worked with the Engineer-of-Record and the client by performing options analysis, scope definition, and subcontractor solicitations. This provided the maximum amount of in-place work, while providing shared cost savings at project completion. The client and local community wanted to limit the bridge closure duration for the machinery and electrical improvements. PCL ensured this was successfully accomplished by using a temporary span lock system, phasing the project, and performing limited nighttime and weekend bridge and channel closures.