Contractors shortlisted for US$814m bridge

By Joe Sargent11 March 2019

Howard Frankland Bridge - Index

The existing Howard Frankland Bridge connecting Tampa and St. Petersburg

Three design-build groups have been shortlisted by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for a US$814 million contract to carry out works on the Tampa bridge project in Florida, US.

The bridge will be built next to the existing Interstate 275 Howard Frankland Bridge which connects Tampa and St. Petersburg over Old Tampa Bay.

The existing bridge needs to be replaced as it is reaching the end of its serviceable life. It will be deconstructed once the new bridge has been completed.

The new bridge will include four general use lanes and a 3.66m shared use path.

Two Northbound express lanes will also be implemented to support future rail or bus transit.

On the FDOT shortlist are joint ventures from: Atlanta-based contractor Archer Western Construction and the Indiana-based civil group Traylor Bros; California-based Granite Construction Co. and Louisiana-based Boh Bros. Construction; and Nebraska-based Kiewit Infrastructure South and Kansas-City based Massman Construction Co.

Each of these teams must now submit a technical proposal by 12 August, followed by a price proposal to be submitted by 8 October.

The FDOT will select the winning team of contractors by 14 October and construction is expected to begin in late 2019 or early 2020.

The completion date for the project is set to be late 2024.

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