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SUNSHINE SKYWAY BRIDGE – FLORIDA

Florida Department of Transportation District 7 Bridge Asset Maintenance

DBi Services provides maintenance of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge for FDOT District 7. With a 1200-foot span and total length of 21,877 feet, the 4.14 mile-long Sunshine Skyway was the world’s longest concrete cable-stayed bridge at the time it was built. It is one of Florida’s most prominent structures and spans the Tampa Bay, connecting St. Petersburg and Terra Ceia.

DBi Services crews will perform maintenance and inspection of the Sunshine Skyway, along with maintenance activities 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.

This project began in 2016 with a $14.9 million value. The contract term spans 10 years, with the possibility for renewal for one or more additional terms.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

DBi Services’ IT Department has created the ‘Skyway Portal’ specifically for this project to help ensure accountability and transparency, and facilitate communication between the project team and FDOT. Through this internet portal, users can access and view customer service requests, work orders, inspection schedules, file archives and more.

Relevant Experience Gained

  • Innovative and cost-effective inspection, maintenance and operational services performed on a vital and iconic transportation link.

  • The ability to manage and conduct in-depth inspection of a complex structure.

Value to Customer

  • Maintaining maximum continuous access and passage for all marine and vehicular traffic.

  • Ability to respond quickly to incidents and apply innovative techniques.

  • Sharing of innovations from projects in other states and Canada allows this project to benefit from best practices and lessons learned on other projects.