North Hutchinson Bridge Construction Over One-Third Complete

March 25, 2024
The bridge may open earlier than expected in 2026

Florida's North Causeway bridge relocation is making some good progress. The $111.6 million project is right on track for a late 2027 completion according to the Florida Department of Transportation 

The new bridge will span the Intracoastal Waterway and connect northern Fort Pierce to North Hutchinson Island. It could open earlier than first planned, with the most recent timelines aiming for public access by the end of 2026.

After the new bridge opens, there will be about a year of additional work, including demolition of the old D.H. "Banty" Saunders Drawbridge which was built in 1963.

Construction is "about 38% done," according to FDOT spokesperson Grace Ducanis.

"Once the project is completed, the new bridge will greatly benefit motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and mariners," Ducanis said.

The new bridge is slated to be 85 feet, the highest on the Treasure Coast. It will measure 125 feet wide and span 4,152 feet. 

The new bridge will also include buffered bicycle lanes, a sidewalk, and a sahred use path.



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