Escambia County Design Services for Bridge Rehabilitation, Bob Sikes Bridge over Santa Rosa Sound Project Win!
Owner: Escambia County
KCA Selected for Escambia County’s CR 399 (Bob Sikes Bridge) over Santa Rosa Sound Bridge Rehabilitation Project!
KCA was selected by Escambia County to design rehabilitation plans for the Bob Sikes Bridge over Santa Rosa Sound in Pensacola, FL. The bridge consists of two high-level twin structures over 3,600 feet in length. It is one of two vital bridge connections to Pensacola Beach from downtown Pensacola. The other bridge is the Pensacola Bay Bridge, currently undergoing replacement. This project is the first design contract awarded by Escambia County for KCA.
The project will entail a complete rehabilitation of all bridge components with the goal of extending the bridge’s service life until its scheduled replacement in 10-15 years. Rehabilitation activities will be identified and prioritized to fit within the County’s budget. Barriers, deck top and underside, beams, bearings, bents, piers, footings, seawalls, and the fender system will be rehabilitated. Due to the vast scope of repairs, location of the bridge, and high visibility; extensive maintenance of traffic (MOT), permitting, and public involvement efforts will be required. During the summer months, it is common for traffic to extend onto the bridge from the Pensacola Beach Toll Booth. In order to take these construction time restrictions into place, the final plans will be delivered in only four months, allowing for construction to take place during the beach’s off-season.
Congratulations to the project team including Patrick Mulhearn, PE; Mark Easley; Bob Whitman; Deborah Hernández-Cedeño, PE; Joey Avery; and Tracey Sansone. Thank you to all that helped with the preparation of this letter of interest, Q&A interview, and the marketing efforts that contributed to this win!