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SR 80 (Southern Blvd) Bridge Replacement Project

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Construction Updates

July 1 to July 31, 2018

Major Activities

  • Partial demolition of the tide relief bridge
  • Demolition of main bridge’s bascule leaves, piers, approach spans and abutments
  • Deliver concrete to artificial reef locations
  • Remove existing fender system
  • Install temporary construction walls
  • Install gravity wall on the south side of the Southern Boulevard Causeway
  • Install sidewall on the south side of the Southern Boulevard Causeway
  • Exploratory drilling for replacement bridge foundations


Marine Restrictions:

The navigable Intracoastal Waterway (ICCW) through the Southern Boulevard Bridge will have half-channel closures from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. A double-span opening (full channel open) may be requested during those times if four-hour notice is provided by calling Project Superintendent Clay Bores at (407) 488-0738. During half-channel closures, the horizontal clearance through the bridge is 40 feet. The Southern Boulevard Bridge opens for marine traffic twice per hour at 15 minutes and 45 minutes past the hour.