New Benicia-Martinez Bridge Opens to Traffic
Construction of the new $1.2 billion Benicia-Martinez Bridge began in late 2001 by general contractor Kiewit Pacific Company and was opened to traffic on August 25, 2007. This major U.S. segmental box girder bridge carries five traffic lanes over 17 spans across the Sacramento River for a total length of 8,790 feet including approaches, and includes provisions for future light rail. It is the first major U.S. bridge to employ high-strength lightweight concrete. SDI furnished all post-tensioning materials and equipment for the project.