SR 60 – Courtney Campbell Causeway

OWNER: Florida Department of Transportation

ENGINEER: Garrett Engineering, Inc

SOUTHLAND HOLDINGS TEAM: Johnson Bros. Corporation


The project consisted of constructing a 229-foot bridge opening on the SR 60 (Courtney Campbell Causeway) west of Ben T. Davis Beach to improve water circulation in the adjacent portion of Old Tampa Bay. This portion of the bay became stagnant and had lower water quality than the rest of the bay. Stormwater runoff and other pollutants were becoming trapped because of inadequate tidal flushing, inhibiting natural treatment. The channel was required to flow at 100% capacity in less than a year after Notice to Proceed and the construction could not interrupt traffic on one of the busiest roadways in Tampa.

In 2019, this project was awarded Best Overall Design-Build Project of the Year and Transportation- Structures  Design-Build Project of the Year by DBIA Florida Region.