Due to on-going repairs, the Dania Beach Boulevard Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway will not be able to reopen to traffic under its own power, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced Wednesday, April 20th. There is currently one crane on the bridge that will be used to manually raise and lower the span on the east side of the waterway. FDOT and its contractor, Quinn Construction, Inc., are working to locate a second crane to manually move the west span. FDOT anticipates re-opening the bridge soon.
When both cranes are on site, they will be placed in the center lanes, allowing the bridge to reopen to one travel lane in each direction, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The bridge will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic overnight until the bridge machinery is fully operational. Both bridge spans will be placed in the upright position overnight.
The U.S. Coast Guard has authorized single leaf openings of the bridge to vessels every hour, on the hour, during the 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. window. Boaters must request a double leaf opening at least four hours in advance by contacting Quinn Construction at 941.722.7722.
This work is part of a $5.75 million mechanical, electrical and structural renovation of the bridge which began in October 2015. The bridge has been closed to vehicles and pedestrians since January 12, 2016.
For more information about this FDOT project, please contact project Public Information Officer Casey Liening at 954.940.7585 or firstname.lastname@example.org.