I-275 Bob Graham
Sunshine Skyway Bridge

Tampa Bay, Florida

Owner: Florida Department of Transportation

Design / Construction Engineering and Inspection Support: FIGG

Since opening to traffic in 1987, the Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge has been an icon for Florida and one of the most recognized cable-stayed bridges in the United States. It was the first cable-stayed bridge in the U.S. to have a single plane of stays and single pylons. It features a 1,200’ long main span, which was the longest precast concrete segmental cable-stayed span in the Western Hemisphere when it opened. Dual elliptical piers allow for the flexibility needed for the 4,000’ continuous unit and reduce drag in this hurricane prone area.

18

DESIGN AWARDS

Including the 1988 Presidential Design Award through the National Endowment for the Arts