Ben Sawyer Swing Bridge Replaced within 11 Days
PCL Civil Contractors of Tampa led the replacement of a swing-span bridge in Sullivan’s Island, S.C., in 11 days. The new Ben Sawyer Bridge was reopened in February after the 250-ft replacement swing span was floated in place and the approach spans rolled in place onto the existing substructure.
The $32.5-million project is being executed under a design-build contract for the South Carolina Dept. of Transportation. PCL and its design team of Hardesty & Hanover, and Florence & Hutcheson replaced the approach span superstructure and swing span utilizing the existing substructure of the nearly 70-year-old bridge.
PCL expects to complete the project by this summer.