The Brorein Street Bridge was built in 1956 with a steel structure, double-span bascule-bridge. That is an important crossing over navigable water of the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa. The bridge is built with structural steel members to support traffic loads. Due to the age and corrosion of the structural steel members, the structural strength of the bridge has been reduced.
This rehabilitation will replace corroded steel members, increase the structural strength, and extend the bridge’s useful life by 15+ years. The rehab work consists of the following:
- Cleaning, repair, or replacement of corroded steel structural members and painting the bridge to control corrosion.
- Repair/replace the steel deck, concrete structural members restoration, including spall, defined as flakes of material that are broken off of a larger solid body, cracks repair, & tender house repairing, including replacement of doors & windows.
This project will also create safe multimodal access across the river by widening the sidewalks on both sides of the bridge to about 9 feet wide, with lighting and pedestrian handrail matching the Riverwalk. The new sidewalks will provide a valuable connection from Bayshore Blvd. to Downtown, linking South Tampa to the Riverwalk and the Selmon Greenway Trail.