US-19 & SR-60 Interchange
- Year of Completion. 2016
- Project Impact. State Road 60 (SR 60) is an east–west route traversing Florida from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. A new bridge in the City of Clearwater at the intersection of US-19 & SR-60 captures the spirit of the city’s world-famous beaches, presenting commuters, visitors and residents with a delightful seascape that celebrates their local environment.
- Features & Design Context. The seashell form liners were designed to be rotated in numerous ways, to give the seashells a naturalistic appearance as if being viewed at the seashore. Fabricated with unique stylized Art Deco custom wave pattern and form liners, further adding to the sense of motion when juxtaposed with the scattered seashells shown on the ramp and abutments walls.
- Techniques & Requirements.
- We employed a clever application of a modular design creates an attractive and low-cost design solution.
- By rotating and rearranging the MSE-wall concrete panels, the modular designs show endless possible configurations of ocean waves washing rhythmically out across the wall.
- Working with designer Steven Weitzman, who won a national competition to design this gateway bridge, we fabricated the form liners used to precast concrete veneer or concrete form panels for the MSE walls.
- Stakeholders. City of Clearwater, Florida Department of Transportation