The Judge SS Jolley Bridge is a high rise bridge consisting of two twelve-foot lanes, six-foot inside shoulder, 10 ft. The bridge is located in Collier County and connects Marco Island with the mainland in Naples.
Client: Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One
Location: Marco Island, Florida
Area: 1,600 Linear Feet
Value: $40 Million
Remarks: The bridge was designed to withstand Category 5 hurricanes and contains a break-down lane in each direction that helps avoid delays caused by traffic accidents and facilitate the access by emergency vehicles.
The Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge has two 12-ft. (3.7 m) travel lanes with a 10-ft. (3 m) outside shoulder, a 6-ft. (1.8 m) inside shoulder, and an 8-ft. (2.4 m) sidewalk on the west side. The contract also included lighting, a water retention feature, and pedestrian access to both spans. In addition, “modification to the median allows for better vehicular access to recreational areas,” stated Tower.
Construction of a 1,600 LF high rise bridge consisting of two twelve-foot lanes, six-foot inside shoulder, ten-foot outside shoulder, and eight-foot sidewalk. This bridge is 74 ft. over the ICWW. Major features include 60” diameter drilled shaft foundations, precast 78-inch Florida I-Beams, cast-in-place substructure and superstructure, fender system replacement, demolition of existing fishing piers, MSE wall construction, landscaping, roadway lighting, seawall construction, rip-rap scour protection, roadway drainage system, stabilized subgrade, base, and flexible paving.
Provided oversight of overall inspection for the project as well as the sampling and tracking of all construction materials, asphalt, concrete, earthwork, and all other construction materials involved in this road and bridge project.
The project goals involved building a two-lane southbound span parallel to the existing Jolley Bridge, which was originally built-in 1969.