In September, 2013, a US Naval ship struck the north bottom truss chord of the bridge, severing the lower chord on impact. The impact occurred in the main channel of the bridge, which spans 810 ft between pier supports, where a 340 ft drop-in segment contains pin-and-hangers between two ends. Superior Construction closely coordinated with multiple stakeholders and fabricators to repair and reopen the bridge ahead of schedule. The repair work consisted of a jacking system, strain gauge, straightening, removing and replacing the connection plate, stub beam installation, new lower chord member installation, cheese place and gusset installation, and final load transfer.

  • Location Jacksonville, Florida
  • Owner City of Jacksonville
  • Delivery Method Design-Bid-Build
  • Completion Year 2013
  • Contract Value $1 million


American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

American Choice Award


Best Use of Innovation

Florida Transportation Commission

Excellence in Production Work


Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers

Outstanding Public Award


Minor Bridge

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

People's Choice Award


Best Transportation Project in America

American Public Works Association

Project of the Year


Emergency Construction Repair

Engineering News Record Southeast

Best Project


Emergency Work

Florida Department of Transportation

Best in Construction Partnering


Project Highlights

  • 12 days ahead of schedule
  • 2 phases of temporary support
  • 3 traverse systems
  • 4 scaffolds
  • 24-hour crews