DBi Services begins maintenance of Sunshine Skyway Bridge
At midnight July 1, 2016, DBi Services began maintenance of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge for District 7 of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The project has a ten-year contract term with possibility for renewal.
With a 1200-foot span and total length of 21,877 feet, the 4.14-mile-long Sunshine Skyway is considered to be the world’s longest cable-stayed concrete bridge. As one of Florida’s most prominent structures, it spans the Tampa Bay, connecting St. Petersburg and Terra Ceia. DBi crews will perform maintenance and inspection of the bridge, along with maintenance associated with the overhead sign structures, fishing piers and ancillary bridges. Prompt incident and emergency response will also be a key focus on this highly-visible and heavily-travelled structure.
Project Manager Scott Houston is a lifelong Tampa resident whose familiarity with the bridge, approach roadways and structures will be a valuable resource. Deputy Project Manager Robert Little possesses in-depth technical experience on cable-stay bridges and is the primary contact person for this contract. DBi congratulates its team for their efforts in being awarded this project, and wishes much success to the entire team working on maintaining this impressive structure.
DBi is extremely proud of its positive relationship with FDOT as they enter into this new project, as well as with several other projects they continue to maintain throughout the state of Florida.