Thursday, December 6, 2012

Florida Keys Bridge #13 Channel Five Bridge MM72

Channel Five Bridge MM72
December 6, 2012, Keith Nelson, Rob Hickman
65 Ft Vertical Clearance, 4,580 Ft long

Keith Nelson and Rob Hickman pose with their police escort for the Channel Five Bridge

Rob Hickman and Keith Nelson being interviewed by Andy Newman, Florida Keys & Key West Tourism Council (Bob Care-cameraman)


New Channel No. 5 Bridge

Location: Monroe County, Florida
Feature Carried: US 1, FL 5, Overseas Highway
Feature Crossed: Channel No. 5
Year Built: 1983
Type: Beam
Subtype: Concrete segmental box girder
Recognition: Fourth longest bridge in use in the Florida Keys
Length of Span: 4557 ft
Builder or Contractor: FIGG
Owner: FLDOT
Sufficiency: 72.7%
Notes: The Channel No. 5 Bridge is one of three large concrete segmental bridges in the Florida Keys, and the fourth longest in use. The precast, post-tensioned box girder design was used since it was cheaper than traditional concrete beam designs.

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