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Motorists may experience temporary intermittent lane closures with flagging operations along UMRR. Proceed with caution and be prepared to stop.


Project Update - October 2017

Fort Hamer Bridge:

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.

Watch the Fort Hamer Bridge Flyover Video:

Click HERE to see the video.

Fort Hamer Road and Upper Manatee River Road (UMRR):

Signal installation activities continue at Fort Hamer Road/Mulholland Drive and Fort Hamer Road/Golf Course Road. This work includes installation of drilled shafts (foundations) and conduit tie-ins. Remedial work items are also being completed.

Ribbon Cutting Event

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.

Local Notice to Mariners:

Please click this LINK for posting of information for those requiring access to the Manatee River channel during construction of the Fort Hamer Bridge.

  • While working in the river, a marine vessel is used to assist with construction of the bridge.
  • The northern approach is being constructed and will connect with end bent 19 at this location.
  • The crane is positioned on top of the trestle (temporary bridge) as crews prepare for construction of the next pier on the river’s edge.
  • Looking south at the bridge from ground-level.
  • The sidewalk is poured alongside of the deck and forms are set for the placement of barrier wall.
  • Construction of pier 15 is underway.
  • Looking South - 800 feet from the north bank of the Manatee River
  • Looking south towards UMRR - Future southern approach to the bridge
  • 134 foot girders (beams) on top of Piers 12 and 13
  • Installation of guardrail on the northern approach to bridge
  • Looking north from Winding Stream Way towards the bridge
  • Looking North at Pier 8
  • Aerial View of the Beams Prior to the Deck Pour
  • Looking North Toward Fort Hamer Park
  • The Bridge Deck Looking South Toward Upper Manatee River Road
  • Looking South Toward the Construction of the Southern Approach to Bridge
  • Fort Hamer Bridge Approximately 1500 Feet from the Northern Bank of the Manatee River
  • Looking North at the New Signalized Intersection at UMRR and Fort Hamer Road
  • Construction of Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter along UMRR
  • Span 7 Extending out to Pier 6
  • Looking South Toward Pier 2 from the Temporary Bridge
  • Southern Approach to Fort Hamer Bridge
  • Trestle Bridge Relocated to the Southern Bank of the Manatee River
  • Concrete beams connect the north end of the bridge with the deck on the south end.
  • Aerial view of Fort Hamer Bridge that stretches the entire width of the Manatee River.
  • All the piers are constructed and all the beams are set allowing crews to finish the barrier wall and pedestrian railing.
  • Construction Assist Marine Vessel
  • Northern Approach Construction
  • Crane on a Trestle
  • Beams
  • Sidewalk01
  • View of Pier 15
  • South Facing - Besides Manatee River
  • South Facing - Future Road to Southern Approach
  • Girders to Pier 12/13
  • Guardrail Installation
  • Looking Towards Bridge Construction
  • 20161130 FHR Looking N
  • 20161130 FHR Bridge Deck
  • 20161130 FHR Bridge Looking N
  • Ft. Hamer bridge6 2
  • Ft. Hamer bridge2 2
  • Intersection at UMRR
  • Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter along UMRR
  • Under Bridge
  • Looking at Pier 2
  • southern approach resized
  • Trestle
  • Concrete Beams
  • Aerial view of Fort Hamer Bridge
  • Piers and beams are set


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