Skybridge Jacksonville!

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When JTA built the Skyway, they masterfully managed to miss 11,900 employees at Aetna, Baptist, and Wolfson Children's Hospital. Abysmal pedestrian connectivity between the San Marco Station and these important community assets led to design a concept Metro Jacksonville's Ocklawaha calls SKYBRIDGE JACKSONVILLE!



The MetroJacksonville concept bridge by Robert Mann, final design and renderings by Jason:























Examples of Similar Structures

ESPLANDE-RIEL BRIDGE, WINNIPEG, CANADA
ESPLANDE-RIEL BRIDGE, WINNIPEG, CANADA" alt="ESPLANDE-RIEL BRIDGE, WINNIPEG, CANADA, NOTE THE COFFEE SHOP.
Photo by Cayla
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esplanade_Riel

ESPLANDE-RIEL BRIDGE, WINNIPEG, CANADA
ESPLANDE-RIEL BRIDGE, WINNIPEG, CANADA" alt="ESPLANDE-RIEL BRIDGE, WINNIPEG, CANADA
Photo by Adrian J S
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esplanade_Riel


THE HELIX BRIDGE IN SINGAPORE.
Photo by Cmglee, Republic of Singapore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Helix_Bridge

Puente de Las Mujer's, Bridge of The Women,  Buenos Aires, Argentina
PUENTE DE LAS MUJER, BRIDGE OF THE WOMAN, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Photo by Norberto Kolus, Argentina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puente_de_la_Mujer


BRIDGE PONTE DOS TIRANTES, PONTEVEDRA, SPAIN
Photo by innoxiuss, Spain
http://gl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponte_dos_Tirantes



About the Sundial Bridge Project Team

SUNDIAL BRIDGE, TURTLE BAY, REDDING, CALIFORNIA
Sundial Bridge over Turtle Bay in Redding, CA. Image courtesy of Nathan Soliz at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sundial_Bridge_at_Turtle_Bay

Architect
Santiago Calatrava (Zurich)
Construction Manager

Bob Morrison Jr., S.E./Morrison Structures, Inc. (Redding, CA)
Inspection

Omni Means (Redding/Roseville, Calif.)
Project Manager

Margaret Zech
General Contractor

Kiewit Pacific Co. (Vancouver, Wash.)
Steel Fabricator

Universal Structural, Inc. (Vancouver, Wash.)
Steel Detailers

Tensor Engineering
Erection Engineers

Buckland and Taylor
Other Consultants and Contractors

Sharrah Dunlap Sawyer, Stimpel-Wiebelhaus, Northstate Resources, Carr Kennedy Peterson Frost, Coyote & Fox, Pace Engineering, Shasta Water Action Group, L.T. Mlcoch, Inc., and others.


Sundial Bridge Specifications:

Statistics
Completion And Opening

July 4, 2004
Dimensions

700 feet long
23 feet wide
217 feet high (pylon)
Weight

3.2 million pounds (1,600 tons)
Materials

steel structure with galvanized steel cables
Deck Materials

non-skid glass panels in steel framework, granite accents
Foundation

115 tons of rebar
1,900 cubic yards of concrete
Superstructure

400 tons of steel
200 tons of glass and granite for the deck Cables
4,342 feet of cable, Pylon
580 tons of steel


All images courtesy of Wikipedia. Cover image by by williamcho, Drawing from Google Earth.

Article by Robert W. Mann

Special thanks to:

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