Tampa Airport Taxiway “J” Bridge Reconstruction
Member Company: Argos USA
Category Selection: High Performance
The Tampa International Airport recently finished its reconstruction of the taxiway J bridge. The six-phase project included the removal of the existing bridge and completion of the new structure. The new bridge is approximately 300 feet long and 217 feet wide. The bridge is supported by (2) abutments and (3) intermediate piers built on 42 inch and 48 inch drilled shaft foundations. The superstructure contains pre-stressed concrete beams with transverse post tensioning topped with a 12-inch-thick slab. The bridge was built to regularly support the weight of Boeing 777 and Boeing 747 aircrafts and used a mix design with a 30% slag cement replacement of cementitious material.
The Tampa Airport told the project team, “it was some of the nicest concrete pavement ever performed at the airport.”
Project Team:(Owner: Hillsborough County Aviation Authority) (Design Builder: Cone & Graham, Inc., Rusty Birchall) (Engineer: AECOM, Dennis Combs, PE) (Contractor: Johnson Bros Corporation, A Southland Company, Kyle Humphreys, Jimmy Kirkman) (Concrete: Argos Ready Mix, Wayne Ford) (Slag Cement: Argos USA, James Baker)