Legacy Trail Pedestrian Overpass Design-Build

Legacy Trail Pedestrian Overpass Design-Build

Awards: Florida Transportation Builders’ Association’s 2012 Florida’s Best in Construction for Minor Bridge, Design-Build Institute of America's 2013 Transportation Merit Award

Client: FDOT District 1

Location: Sarasota County, Florida

Construction Value: $434,000

Completion Date: 2011


American was the lead designer of this award winning, design-build project of an aesthetically pleasing pedestrian trail bridge to directly connect the north and south segments of Legacy Trail. The new pedestrian bridge has a clear width of 12 feet on the bridge and approaches, while an eight-foot sidewalk is used to connect the landing point of Legacy Trail Bridge to the sidewalks that run along US 41. Aesthetics were an important part of this bridge requiring special attention to details to improve the bridge appearance, as such decorative railings and form liners were used on the parapets to enhance the appearance.

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Project Category: Award Winning Projects