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Ford Island Access Bridge

Pearl Harbor, HI


    • The bridge is 4,700 ft. long, 46 ft. wide, with a 650 ft. wide drawbridge opening.
    • The bridge is divided into two sections: a fixed portion and a retractable floating portion to allow vessel passage.
    • The floating portion is comprised of three each 310 ft. long precast concrete pontoons that can be retracted under the easterly approach.
    • The roadway on the pontoon consists of both cast-in-place and precast sections and features two vehicle lanes, a bike path, and a sidewalk.


    1998 | Portland Cement | Award of Excellence
    1998 | Design-Build Institute of America, National Design-Build Award | Best Design-Build Civil Project
    1998 | American Society of Civil Engineers | Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award
    1999 | Consulting Engineers Council of Hawaii | Grand Conceptor Award


The “Admiral Clarey Bridge,” was a joint venture design-build project for the U.S. Navy, and connects the Island of Oahu to the Ford Island Naval Base, previously accessible only by ferry.

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