Bridge - Everglades City

Chokoloskee Island, Everglades City, FL

Kelly Brothers replaced the existing bridge to Chokoloskee Island with a new wider structure measuring 225’ long x 52’ wide. KBI worked with Collier County to provide an initial Cost Savings Initiative (CSI) in excess of one million dollars ($1,000,000).The total length of the project including the approach work is 1,100’. The new bridge has two (2) 12’ wide travel lanes with 8’ wide shoulders on each side and a single 8’ sidewalk on the east (bay) side. The existing water main was relocated below the channel by means of directional bore. To protect the public during construction, 640 SF of 20’ long PZ-27 temporary-critical steel sheet piles were installed. As part of the permanent structure an additional 25,429 sq. ft. of 30’ long NZ-26 galvanized steel sheet piles were also installed. Hurricane Irma’s devastating landfall damaged the existing bridge structure to the extent it could no longer be safely transited. Collier County authorized emergency measures; KBI quickly created a special detour in just one day utilizing a portion of the new bridge so Chokoloskee Island residents could safely return to their homes.

CR 29 over Chokoloskee Bay
Everglades City, FL

Collier County

HighSpans Engineering, Inc.
1500 Jackson Street
Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33901


Date Completed:
August 2018

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What our Clients are Saying

Kelly Brothers was commissioned to construct a meandering 1,200 lineal foot elevated boardwalk, through our environmentally sensitive wetland. Our goal was to construct an elevated boardwalk and shell paths through this coastal habitat while respecting the mangrove forest, salt marsh, as well as the oak hammock uplands. The chorography technique Kelly Brothers created was truly impressive. As a result, there was no disturbance or destruction to any part of the surrounding area.

~ Al Meronek, Project Manager
Neal Preserve, Bradenton, Manatee County

What our Clients are Saying

During construction Kelly Brothers proved their expertise in marine construction by value engineering various components of our multi-faceted project, which resulted in a considerable cost savings to the City of Naples. They have a knowledgeable staff with a strong work ethic and the specialized equipment to deliver a quality product at a competitive price.

~ Roger Jacobsen, Harbor Master
City Dock, Naples

What our Clients are Saying

Kelly Brother’s commitment to customer satisfaction, quality work, and on budget performance was proven at every level and every project. The result of our working together has been building one of the area’s premier marinas and recently garnered National Marina of the Year. We certainly consider their work as an integral part of this achievement!

~ Sam Chavers, Vice President
Marina Jack, Sarasota

What our Clients are Saying

Congratulations to the team for a great project. The KBI crew was outstanding. It is rare that a crew completes a dredge project without the need for a punch list at the end.  Thanks to Jake, Travis, and especially to Raul and his crew.

~ Mark Kincaid P.E., Vice President of Engineering
Coastal Engineering Consultants

What our Clients are Saying

KBI was very cooperative in developing solutions to an unforeseen subsurface condition that occurred during installation of the piling. They negotiated the extra
work compensation fairly, and they proceeded with the work with no delays to the project.

~ Todd Boehmer, Amec Foster Wheeler, Project Engineer
Arcadia Bridge, Arcadia