This project, located in the heavily traveled east-west corridor of downtown Orlando Florida, consisted of the construction of two 1,700-foot super-elevated steel tub girder ramp bridges across Interstate 4 and the CSX railroad. Also included were two 500-foot steel plate girder bridges across I-4 and several bridge widenings.
With 188,000 vehicles traveling through this corridor daily, the client’s goal was to ensure no traffic interruptions. PCL accomplished this by performing all work after normal business hours. The team also proposed resequencing the construction of two bridges to shave a full year from the schedule. Still another proposed innovation included alternate foundation designs for two bridges located within 50 feet of the existing structures. This concept utilized 14-inchsteel H piles in lieu of client-designed 24-inch concrete piling. This resulted in reduced vibrations on the existing structures, while substantially reducing the noise levels during installation in this urban environment.
Nominated for Project of the Year Award - Florida Transportation Builders Association
Project of the Year - American Society of Highway Engineers, Florida Chapter
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