As part of a design-build team with Skanska, WSP USA designed the new Pensacola Bay Bridge, which carries traffic along Rte. 30 (U.S. 98) from the city of Pensacola to Gulf Breeze.
The bridge is a major east-west transportation corridor, a primary hurricane evacuation route and a popular roadway for travelers on their way to Pensacola Beach along the Gulf of Mexico.
The new 3-mile-long structure is replacing a functionally obsolete and structurally deficient bridge that will be removed after the new one is built. The $400 million project is being undertaken on behalf of the Florida DOT (FDOT).
The bridge is being constructed in very challenging geotechnical and marine site conditions, across an open, exposed bay. Its unusual length brings with it challenging ship impacts and hydraulic design requirements.