This bascule bridge spans the Intracoastal Waterway in Jupiter, Florida. The old two-lane bridge’s low vertical clearance had made it a choke point for vehicular and marine traffic, and its reconstruction as a twin, single-leaf bascule bridge necessitated raising the intersection by seven feet.
Traffic flow had to be maintained, and the existing bridge had to remain operational, until the first leaf of the reconstruction was open to traffic. Phased construction minimized disruptions, while activities such as the bascule leaf structural steel erection and the intersection raising were accomplished during closures that did not exceed three days. Due to restricted site constraints and limited right-of-way, PCL also implemented innovations such as moving precast girders into position horizontally and on wheels, instead of via crane.