The Chain of Lakes Trail is a multi-use path that stretches along a 3.6-mile corridor in Winter Haven, Fla. The low-profile prestressed concrete bridge features approaches supported by retaining walls, a 4:1 sloped embankment to reduce retaining wall height, Keystone decorative retaining walls, trailhead tie-ins and sidewalk connectors. The bridge's low profile is achieved by a system of precast deck panels supported by the bottom flange of custom prestressed beams. The single-span bridge is 107 ft long and 12 ft wide. The total bridge approach length is 620 ft.
Award of Merit, Small Projects — Chain of Lakes Trail Pedestrian Bridge, Winter Haven, Fla.
Contractor Southland Construction, Apopka, Fla.
Owner City of Winter Haven, Fla.
Lead Design Firm Kisinger Campo & Associates, Tampa