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NASA Causeway Bridge lifts off with Cemex Building Solutions

The NASA Causeway Bridge under construction The NASA Causeway Bridge under construction

Cemex is supplying concrete for the rebuilding of the NASA Causeway Bridge, which will enhance accessibility along this corridor for transporting rockets to the Kennedy Space Center.

The NASA Causeway, originally consisting of twin bascule bridges built in 1964, is currently being replaced with new twin high-level bridges that will facilitate improved movement for oversized vehicles to the launch sites.

Cemex are providing more than 60,000yd3 of high-strength concrete for the project.

‘We are proud to contribute to this iconic infrastructure project, which enhances transportation and connectivity, facilitates business operations, and supports technological advancement,’ said Jaime Muguiro, president of Cemex US. ‘Cemex bring their extensive experience, high-quality products, and reliable service to help make this project a reality.’

The NASA Causeway Bridge is being reconstructed under a partnership between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), NASA, and Space Florida.

Supplying concrete for the project presented supply chain challenges that Cemex and contractors Orion Construction worked closely together to resolve, leveraging a collaborative relationship, established schedule, and vertically integrated supply chain capabilities.

The new NASA Causeway Bridge, spanning 4,025ft over the Indian River Lagoon and rising 65ft with a taller and wider fixed design, will improve connectivity from the Florida mainland to the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

The eastbound bridge was opened to the public last year, a milestone completion for this project, whilst the westbound bridge is currently scheduled to open in the summer of 2025.