Flagler County’s Pedestrian Bridge ‘Grand Award’ winner from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida

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Flagler County’s pedestrian bridge over State Road 100 – newly dubbed the Flagler Greenways Pedestrian Bridge – is one of seven projects at the focus of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Florida Engineering Excellence Awards top tier Grand Award. The award will go to Kisinger Campo and Associates, the engineering company that designed the bridge for the county.

“Engineers are behind the everyday and the extraordinary, and the ACEC Florida Engineering Excellence Award is an opportunity to honor the amazing work they do to help ensure Florida remains a top state to live, work and raise a family,” said ACEC Executive Director Allen Douglas in the organization’s news release.

One of seven Grand Award winners will be further honored with the Florida Grand Conceptor Award. All the top seven are eligible to enter the national ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards competition, which honors projects worldwide.

Flagler County Engineering Department Project Manager Amy Stroger is pleased about the accolades the bridge is receiving. The Northeast Florida Regional Council earlier this month announced that it is the recipient of its Annual Regional Awards for Excellence in the category of Transportation.

“Kisinger, Campo, and Associates did an excellent job designing a unique, one-of-a-kind structure that would enhance the State Road 100 corridor leading to Flagler Beach,” Stroger said. “The inspiration for the design was drawn from the A-frame shape of the Flagler Beach Pier.”

The Pedestrian Bridge, situated between Colbert Lane and Old Kings Road, has more than two miles of added trails that will serve as a multimodal connection for the robust trail system that already exists in Flagler County. Benefits to the community are that it provides pedestrians and bicyclists with a safe way to cross a major, high-speed, four-lane thoroughfare. The ramps on and off the bridge are ADA compliant.

“This is a wonderful project that adds so many benefits to our community,” said County Administrator Heidi Petito. “The project – and the people who worked on it – deserve this recognition.”

By Julie Murphy

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