Dauphin Island Bridge
Near Mobile, AL

Hurricane Frederick destroyed the original bridge to Dauphin Island, leaving the state to provide expensive ferry service. Speed was an issue in the design and construction of the replacement bridge. In just 34 months time, the new bridge was open. The high level portion of the bridge consists of three spans, the main one being 400’ – the first 400’ span on a precast concrete segmental bridge. The bridge features twin wall I-shaped piers and an integral riding surface.

Completed:

July 1982

Customer:

Alabama Department of Transportation

Design:

Figg Engineering Group

Contractor:

Brown & Root, Inc.

Length:

17,814'

Major Award:

Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers, Engineering Excellence Grand Award (1983)