Wekiva Parkway Section 6 Design-Build. Lake and Seminole Counties, Florida


Services Provided by FINLEY:

  • Segmental Bridge Design
  • Construction Engineering
  • Longitudinal & Transverse Analysis
  • Construction Manual
  • Geometry Control
  • Shop Drawings & Temporary Works
  • Post-Tensioned Calculations
  • Form Traveler Review

Innovations:

  • Utilization of CAD Software for 3D Integrated Shop Drawings & Temporary Works
  • Unbonded Post-Tensioning System with Wax for the External Tendons
  • Unbonded Wax Tendons for the Internal Bottom Continuity Tendons

Owner:

FDOT District 5, National Park Service

Client:

Superior Construction Company

Cost:

$235M

Start Date:

June 2016

Est. Completion Date:

2021

This $235M design-build project includes three, new cast-in-place segmental bridges
with span lengths of (260’, 360’, 260’) built in balanced cantilever. This highly aesthetic
bridge is designed to blend into the natural surroundings. To minimize impacts to
the river and surrounding area, this bridge is being constructed using a top-down
construction method.

Because the Wekiva River is designated as an Outstanding Florida Water and a National
Wild and Scenic River, the design-build team is adhering to strict environmental
requirements to protect the environment and wildlife in this preserve. This includes
limiting impacts to the river, trees and approach sections and construction of wildlife
bridges totaling 23,000 feet in length and maintaining the recreational value of the river during
construction.

FINLEY is the Engineer of Record (E.O.R.) and the construction/specialty engineer for
these three cast-in-place segmental bridges. Additionally, FINLEY’s scope of work
includes cofferdam, pier table falsework design, end-span falsework design, and form traveler design review.