RFP Out for Nearly $2 Billion Baltimore Bridge Replacement

June 5, 2024|

Image courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District

BALTIMORE, Md. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Baltimore District) issued a request for proposals May 31 (due June 24) for Phase I of the Francis Scott Key Bridge replacement in the wake of the damage caused March 26 when the bridge was hit by a container vessel.

Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) has issues the RFP and is aiming for a Fall 2028 completion of the estimated $1.7 billion to $1.9 billion project under a contract specifying a guaranteed maximum price.

Removal of the remaining bridge wreckage continues. Earlier this week, salvage crews completed lifting a 470 short-ton (940,000-pound) steel truss bridge section, one of two to be taken down that have been resting in the main navigation channel.

MDTA officials say the project’s two-phased approach is being structured as design build. They anticipate selecting the Phase I project team by late August. This team will have exclusive neogotiating rights for Phase II, the later phase which will encompass final design, engineering and construction. Phase I includes preliminary design and engineering plus separate procurements (totalling $60 million) specific to construction management, inspection and general engineering.




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