Posted July 2, 2024

Jobsites: NASA Causeway Bridge lifts off with Cemex Building Solutions 

Cemex is providing over 60,000 cubic yards of high-strength concrete for this project.

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 launch sites. Cemex is providing over 60,000 cubic yards of high-strength concrete for this 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 U.S. “Cemex brings its 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 this project presented supply chain challenges that Cemex and contractor 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 4,025 feet over the Indian River Lagoon and rising 65 feet 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, while the westbound bridge is currently scheduled to open in the summer of 2025.

About Cemex

Cemex is a global construction materials company that is building a better future through sustainable products and solutions. Cemex is committed to achieving carbon neutrality through relentless innovation and industry-leading research and development. Cemex is at the forefront of the circular economy in the construction value chain and is pioneering ways to increase the use of waste and residues as alternative raw materials and fuels in its operations with the help of new technologies.

Cemex offers cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and urbanization solutions in growing markets around the world, powered by a multinational workforce focused on providing a superior customer experience enabled by digital technologies.

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