On Opposite Coasts

Steel Bridge News, June, 2008, Craig Finley, P.E., Jerry Pfuntner, P.E., Matthew Adams

LOCATED ON OPPOSITE COASTS OF FLORIDA, TWO CURRENT BRIDGE PROJECTS WILL SERVE VASTLY DIFFERENT PURPOSES.

The Estero Parkway Flyover, near Fort Myers on Florida’s west coast, will ease traffic congestion on the parkway and offer travelers an alternate east-west route on the Tamiami Trail and 1-75. The Miami lntermodal Center Terminal Access Roadway Project – nicknamed MIC-MIA – will provide access to a rental car facility as part of a major upgrade of Miami International Airport.

 

But both projects have one thing in common (besides being in Florida): they were both initially designed to use concrete for the superstructure. Both were redesigned in steel by Finley Engineering Group in a value engineering process. And both will now be built faster and will save their respective owners approximately $2.5 million combined. Read more…

 

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