News4JAX recently sat down with engineers who were involved in the Mathews Bridge Emergency Repairs project to discuss how the team collaborated to reopen the bridge in an impressive 33 days. The bridge, one of Jacksonville’s main corridors into the heart of the city, was struck by a Navy ship in September 2013 and was immediately closed for safety issues. In a recent interview, four of the team members explain how several organizations dropped other projects and came together to repair and reopen the bridge.
“I think I can speak for everyone at the table here – from the first minute we felt this huge responsibility to help get that bridge open safely for the people of Jacksonville,” said RS&H Project Manager Bryan Sturm during the interview.
The project is receiving recognition around the country for its outstanding collaboration, most recently being honored by the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Project of the Year in the Disaster/Emergency category.
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