Synchronized Swinging

by Timothy J. Noles, P.E., (M.ASCE), Principal, Southeast Regional Manager; Hardesty & Hanover, Jacksonville, FL,
Henri Sinson, P.E., Principal Associate, Project Manager; Hardesty & Hanover, Tampa, FL,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 6, Pg. 70-75,78


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Very much in keeping with its setting, the new north bridge on Florida’s Boca Grande Causeway, like its predecessor, spans the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Constructing the new bridge’s swing span presented a number of challenges with regard to environmental preservation and infrastructure resiliency. But perhaps none was so daunting as working within the operating radius of the existing swing span.

Subject Headings: Bascule bridges | Causeways | Gulfs | Waterways | Span bridges | Environmental issues | Historic preservation | Infrastructure

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