Client: Florida Department of Transportation
The $398.5 million Pensacola Bay Bridge replacement project will construct a new U.S. 98 (State Road 30) bridge across Pensacola Bay. U.S. 98 is an important east-west transportation corridor and a primary hurricane evacuation route for the Florida Panhandle Gulf Coast. Constructed in 1960, the current Pensacola Bay Bridge is nearing the end of its anticipated lifespan. Plans call for the new Pensacola Bay Bridge to be constructed parallel, and immediately, west of the existing bridge. The new bridge will be two separate structures, one for eastbound traffic and the other for westbound. Each of the new bridges will accommodate:
- Three 12-foot travel lanes.
- Ten-foot inside and outside shoulders.
- A 10-foot multi-use path for pedestrians and bicyclists.
NOVA is providing verification testing services for FDOT on the precast and cast in place concrete and other materials being utilized for the bridge project.
Services Provided: Construction Materials Testing