Sailboat Bridge over the Grand O' Lake of the Cherokees was the first precast concrete segmental bridge in Oklahoma. The FIGG design resulted in a savings of $1 million when bid against a bulb-tee alternate. The twin bridges, each with 25 spans, were completed in June 2001, more than two months ahead of schedule. The precast segments incorporate an extra 1in thick layer of concrete for use as an integral wearing surface. The smooth riding surface was measured with a profilograph, scoring the highest rideability score of any structure in Oklahoma and earning an award as the best bridge constructed in the state in 2001, along with two other design awards.
"Commendable use of existing deep foundations to save cost. A great example of the
aesthetic success achieved by the repetition of simple but well designed elements.
The constant depth makes the vertical curve of the bridge flow more readily
producing a graceful structure."
2002 Portland Cement Association
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