Veterans Memorial Bridge

The Veterans Memorial Bridge, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is one of the largest design-build projects the Florida Department of Transportation awarded in 2009.  

RS&H completed the design on an accelerated schedule and submitted all permits 24 days after contract execution. The contract duration of the project would have lasted four years under the traditional design-bid-build delivery method. However, through design-build delivery, the team achieved released-for-construction plans in just nine months, greatly accelerating the project.

This 3,100-foot, high-level Category 2 bridge structure built within a highly sensitive environmental corridor will provide an important segment in the new connection between Florida’s Turnpike and US 1/SR 5. Once constructed, the bridge will ease congestion, speed emergency response times, and provide an alternative emergency evacuation route.

To support the public involvement efforts of the project, our team also developed bridge renderings and computer animation to build consensus among project stakeholders and the community.

Project Information

Location:
Martin County, Florida

Owner:
Martin County, Florida

Client:
Archer Western Contractors

Notable Awards:
National Award of Excellence in the Transportation Category, 2016
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)

Quality of Life/Community Development (Medium Project) in the Regional America’s Transportation Awards
Southeast Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO), 2014

Outstanding Project Award for Design-Build, CM@Risk, P3 Project
Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE)/Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), 2014

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