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Repairs will close, restrict New River bridge for two weeks beginning April 2

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The Florida East Coast (FEC) railroad bridge over the New River in downtown Ft. Lauderdale will be closed or offer restricted access for two weeks beginning April 2.

The bridge will be in the down position and closed to marine traffic from 10 p.m. Sunday, April 2, to 8 a.m. Monday, April 3, and again from 10 p.m. Sunday, April 16, to 10 a.m. Monday, April 17.

In between — from 8 a.m. Monday, April 3, to 10 p.m. Sunday, April 16 — the bridge will be in the down position but will open to marine traffic on-demand. The bridge will open and close by use of a crane.

The U.S. Coast Guard approved the deviation to the existing operating schedule.

All Aboard Florida is rehabilitating the bridge before it begins its Brightline passenger rail service later this year.

For openings and information call:

  • FEC bridge tender landline: +1 305-889-5572
  • FEC bridge tender cell: +1 954-325-0581
  • 7th Coast Guard District Public Affairs, +1 305-415-6683
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4 thoughts on “Repairs will close, restrict New River bridge for two weeks beginning April 2

  1. Paul Alcock

    Considering that the New River Bridges are closed during rush hours on weekdays, where’s the sense in closing the FEC bridge at 8a.m.? Let them start early at 6:30 a.m. when traffic cannot pass Andrews Ave. Bridge. Then plan on opening at 9 a.m. then on demand.
    The FEC needs to ensure that there are tie ups available near the three bridges so that sailboats can hold during the delays that will certainly occur.

  2. Patrick Leclerc

    Here we go again…do they not realize that this is an even worse time of the year for them to be doing this to our industry? Seems this states government of ours could not care less about our very large industry that generates over 8 billion yearly for this state no?

  3. Flagrante Delicto

    FEC (Florida East Coast railroad) needs an elevated bridge and passenger station.

  4. Ole Anderson

    All this for a train which has absolutely no chance of success. I mean, 32 trains a day to Orlando?! Who is going to be riding this thing? It is a land grab scam to obtain some prime real estate in the heart of the three South Florida cities where they are building grandiose stations. It will go belly up, a few sacrificial goats will go to prison for a couple of years, and the big wigs will have title to the properties. Florida East Coast railroad will have a brand new $billion dollar second line. And the taxpayers of Florida will once again foot the bill.

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