The Dania Beach Boulevard Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway reopened to one lane of traffic in each direction at 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2016 according to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The bridge will be manually operated and open to vehicles and pedestrians between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily. The bridge will be closed each night to vehicle and pedestrian traffic with both spans placed in the upright position.
The bridge is currently unable to operate under its own power. Until the machinery is fully functional the spans will be raised and lowered manually using two cranes. The cranes are placed in the center lanes, allowing one travel lane in each direction.
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. Motorists should expect delays during the hourly openings as moving the spans manually takes approximately 15 minutes.
The bridge has been closed to vehicles and pedestrians since January 12, 2016, as part of a $5.75 million mechanical, electrical and structural renovation. The project began in October 2015 and is expected to be completed in June.
For more information about the project, please contact project Public Information Officer Casey Liening at 954.940.7585 or firstname.lastname@example.org.