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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

How Jacksonville Managed a Major Bridge Disruption

11:30 AM - 01:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

FDOT Training Center
2198 Edison Ave
Jacksonville, FL , 32204



Carrie Stanbridge, FDOT construction engineer, who oversaw the bridge repair, inspection and contract administration and Pete Vega, FDOT ITS Engineer, who handled traffic coordination during the repair will be presenting how they accomplished this monumental task.

Jacksonville is a city of bridges integral to our transportation network and quality of life. So, what happens when a major bridge is unavailable to motorists because of required maintenance or repair? In late September 2013, thousands of motorists who routinely use the Mathews Bridge learned firsthand how critical that link is. A towed ship struck the bridge mid afternoon activating a unified plan including representatives from numerous area agencies. The challenges were varied: assess the damage and repair it as soon as possible, certainly by the Florida-Georgia game Nov. 2; and plan and manage traffic flow and coordination in the area during the repair.

Join us at the joint WTS/ITE luncheon during Engineering Week to learn from two presenters on the front line: Pete Vega, P.E., District 2 ITS Engineer, and Carrie Stanbridge, P.E., District 2 Construction Engineer, both from FDOT. Pete will discuss the traffic coordination and flow immediately following the mishap and for the next 33 days when the bridge reopened. As the lead FDOT construction representative, Carrie was responsible to oversee construction, engineering and inspection services, and contract administration for the bridge repair. Both will provide their experience and insight into a major transportation challenge that impacted thousands of people.

About our Presenters

Carrie Stanbridge has developed an extensive knowledge and experience with the structural steel bridges in downtown Jacksonville, having worked on the Mathews, Hart and Main Street bridges. As a resident engineer, she was extensively involved in developing the construction contract for the Mathews Bridge Steel Rehabilitation and Painting project which began in 2012. This was a landmark project for FDOT as it allowed working over live traffic, a first for DOT. Carrie has experience with projects ranging in cost from $50,000 to over $150 million.

A graduate of the University of South Florida, Pete Vega started his engineering career with Dow Chemical. He then joined FDOT and worked in the Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Central Office Maintenance divisions. He earned his Florida Professional Engineer’s license and MBA at the University of North Florida. Pete has managed the ITS Office since 2002; has managed eight interstate and approximately 15 arterial ITS projects; and has served as a Chairperson with ITS Florida and the FDOT Change Management Board.

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