Pensacola Bay Bridge Hydroacoustic Consultation & Monitoring
48 North Solutions, Inc. is proud to support the Skanska/Parsons-Brinkerhoff Design-Build Team for the replacement of the new Pensacola Bay Bridge in Pensacola, Florida. 48 North is supporting the design and construction of the new three-mile long bridge with hydroacoustic consultation and monitoring services to mitigate underwater noise from pile-driving activities. Our team has conducted predictive acoustic modeling of 4 variations of piles which could be used during construction to estimate what potential impacts pile-driving operations could have on the Gulf sturgeon, an Endangered Species Act listed species.
48 NORTH staff are assisting the project team with permitting consultations and modeling of acoustical behavioral threshold distances for sensitive species to insure adherence with pertinent regulatory permit requirements. Our staff will provide real-time on site monitoring of pile driving activities to document that underwater noise levels will remain below permissible limits.