August 9, 2017
H&H received the Grand Award for the Gasparilla Island Swing Bridge Replacement. Receiving the award (l-r) Rob Viciedo, Tim Noles, Leo Rodriguez, Amaka Anderson, Cesar Granados, Henri Sinson, and Steve Hedge.
The award was given at the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE) annual Engineering Excellence Awards ceremony. The project was also named a 2016 ENR Regional Project of the Year and received national recognition from ACEC.
The new swing span bridge, with a 225-foot main swing span, is centered in the navigation channel. The new superstructure consists of “fish belly” steel girders and supports an Exodermic® deck. The north approach span structure consists of two 108-foot spans. The south approach span structure consists of two 117-foot spans. The approach superstructure has Florida I-Beam prestressed beams supporting a cast-in-place concrete deck. The total length of the new bridge, including approach spans is 678 feet.
For more information on the bridge: Gasparilla Island Swing Bridge