The Parkland Hospital SkyBridges project consists of two elevated pedestrian bridges: the B-1 bridge, now known as the Mike A. Myers SkyBridge, which connects the new East Campus Acute Care Hospital to the existing West Parkland Campus, and the B-2 bridge which connects the new Acute Care Hospital to the new Medical Surgical Tower. These bridges are major components of the new $1.2 billion Parkland Acute Care Hospital development and were required in order to transition and open the new hospital. The Mike A. Myers bridge was used to transport patients from the old facility into the new hospital in a clean, safe environment on opening day. Without the completion of this structure, the moving process to the new facility would have incurred drastic delays and negatively impact patients. The main B-1 bridge also serves as a connection across the busy public thoroughfare, providing long term safety benefit to employees, patients and visiting public. Named project of the year by the Regional Hispanic Contractor’s Association.
“In spite of multiple scope additions, the teams proactive stance helped overcome obstacles which kept the project moving forward. I would like to congratulate the Azteca team in having the best project safety record of all the contractors in the New Parkland Campus Program, and for having the highest utilization of minority sub-contractors.”
– Kristina Jones, Sr. Construction Program Manager; Parkland Hospital