FIU Pedestrian Bridge

FIU Pedstrian Bridge rendering







Project Type: Original Design

Location: Miami, FL

Owner: FIU/ Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)

Client: FIU/ Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)

Projected Completion Date: 2024







The Florida International University (FIU) Pedestrian Bridge is a 290-ft long, 23-ft wide, steel girder bridge suspended by an inclined steel-concrete composition pylon. The pylon height extends 148 ft above ground supporting the main span steel tub girders with stay cables. The superstructure is divided into two spans (92' and 193'). As the bridge is intended to be a gathering point for residents. The superstructure supports a decorative canopy that provides shelter to the pedestrians crossing the structure.

In March of 2018 a previous bridge under construction at this location tragically collapsed.  FDOT worked with FIU after the collapse to oversee the design of a new pedestrian bridge at this location. JSE was on FDOT’s selected design team to provide structural engineering design services for the new bridge. The design services included development of a 3-D time dependent global computer model. Additionally, JSE performed the structural steel box girder design, pylon design, foundation/abutment design and served as the Engineer of Record on this bridge.