Motorists may experience temporary intermittent lane closures with flagging operations along UMRR. Proceed with caution and be prepared to stop.
Construction of the Fort Hamer Bridge is approximately 95% complete and extends the full width of the river, approximately 2300 feet. Crews are working to finish installation of the barrier wall and pedestrian railing. Painting crews are also on site to apply the final coat of paint on the bridge.
As final completion draws near, crews will begin to disassemble and remove the trestle bridge (temporary bridge) that has been alongside the Fort Hamer Bridge since construction began.
As a result of Hurricane Irma, the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony previously scheduled for September 23 has been postponed. The contractor is currently establishing a new schedule to get the project to 100% completion. Once a new date is determined we will schedule a new date for the ribbon cutting event. We will also send out a Press Release to the media.
Please click this LINK for posting of information for those requiring access to the Manatee River channel during construction of the Fort Hamer Bridge.