Location: Dania Beach, FL
Project: Ravenswood Bridge Fender
Product: Pipe Piles
Overview: Creative Pultrusions worked in conjunction with Garcia Bridge Engineers to develop an optimized bridge fender system for the Ravenswood Bridge in Dania Beach, FL. A portion of the project included pile driving constraints due to existing overhead power lines that could not be relocated or de-energized during construction. Therefore, Creative Pultrusions’ design team came up with a segmented pile option, which included splicing the FRP piles to reduce the installation length during construction. The spliced piles permitted the contractor to safely install the FRP piles while maintaining the necessary line clearance. Both 12- and 16-inch SUPERPILEs were used. The splices were manufactured by Kenway Composites, a subsidiary of Creative Pultrusions specializing in vacuum infusion and filament winding manufacturing techniques.