BDI worked closely with the staff of the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) to make sure their goals and objectives of providing access to all citizens and visitors were successfully met in the completion of 11 new dune walkovers constructed on Pensacola Beach.
The design included 23 elevated walkovers and Mobimats, where necessary, to provide adequate clearance between the crest of the existing dune and the new structure. The design is ADA-compliant, and the ramp is terminated at the south dune line with a ramp and/or steps parallel to the dune line for access to the beach. The design for several of the walkovers included a 7’ x 7’ observation and turnaround area as an inclusive feature for visitors unable to access the sandy areas of the beach.
The design and locations were coordinated with SRIA staff. Technical specifications were prepared to supplement the walkover designs. The project included the preparation of permits and bid documents, as well as engineering services during the construction of the project.
Together, the staff of the SRIA and BDI have completed a successful project with the intent of providing access to visitors while preserving the dunes and natural environment on Pensacola Beach.