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.
Alabama Department of Transportation
Figg Engineering Group
Brown & Root, Inc.
Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers, Engineering Excellence Grand Award (1983)