The Broadway Bridge is a segmental bridge that spans the Halifax River and Intracoastal Waterway in downtown Daytona Beach, Florida, carrying U.S. Route 92. It reaches a height of 65 feet and is 3,008 feet in length. The bridge includes dual roadways that are 48’– 4″ wide each. 2,690′ of the bridge was built with precast segmental box girders that are being erected using the balanced cantilever construction method. The precast box girders vary in depth from 13’– 11/2″ at the piers to 7’– 81/2″ at midspan. The precast box girders are supported by cast in place elliptical piers on 6′ diameter drilled shaft foundations.
The $40 Million Broadway Bridge features variable depth spans, which create an arching appearance, with 65’ vertical clearance over the Intracoastal Waterway. The new high-level fixed span bridge replaced the existing low-level Bascule Bridge that had become structurally deficient. The twin 3,008’ long precast concrete segmental structures have typical spans of 262’. The project also received 8 design awards Including the 2001 Gustav Lindenthal Medal from the International Bridge Conference.
The bridge has sidewalks on both sides that allow pedestrian views of the water, boats, buildings, and the Intracoastal Waterway in the distance.
The unique architectural mosaic tile elements, landscaping, and accent illumination provide unique aesthetic features.