Gibbs & Register Uses HeavyBid on Kissimmee Trail Bridge
Unique features of the Kissimmee Trail Bridge over , include the 220-foot main span that, when finished, will have solar-powered, lighted signage welcoming visitors to the City of Kissimmee and beautifully decorated architectural columns that are steel framed and clad with Densglass and stucco at the base and precast, faux-brick panels to their peaks, which sit 60 feet above the ground. A 180-foot extension of the 12-foot by 8-foot, triple-box culvert will allow extension of the bicycle trail. The main-span will be enclosed with stainless steel mesh that serves to protect the traveling public below, there are tubular steel arches for the mounting of the lighted signs, seamless metal roofing of the tower caps, and the decorative, lighted bollards that will grace the approaches to this signature span.
What makes it interesting?
This bridge will consist of two concrete corkscrew ram s approaches that use multiple multi-level, intermediate piers to stack the deck into the small right-of-way. The ramps were cast-in-place using falsework and shoring that could be flexible enough to meet various layouts for different pour sections. Each pier and slab pour made continually-shifting radius grades to match the main-span connection and meet ADA standards.
How HCSS Software assisted with this project
By utilizing HeavyBid software, Gibbs & Register, Inc. was able to actively manage all of the various vendor and specialty subcontract scopes and prices in the quotes system. They then compared those items to Gibbs & Register, Inc.’s self-perform pricing to ensure the best coverage and price for a low-bid estimate that left only $35,000 on the table for a $7.425 million project!
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