Saturday, February 22, 2014

Parts of old Flagler Memorial Bridge gone, but will live on...

An update on the process to dismantle the northern bridge to Palm Beach island. Part of the former entrance ramp debris is being dump offshore to encourage further reef formation. Click title for link. From the article:
Work to replace the 74-year-old Flagler Memorial Bridge began in September 2012. A new bridge will go up just south of the existing one. But the project has hit more than one bump as the new construction is believed to have shaken the foundation of the old bridge. Foundations have since been shored up and traffic pared down. All of the changes, putting a crimp in traffic that averages about 16,500 cars a day.
When the Flagler Memorial Bridge replacement is complete in 2016, the original will be demolished and 15,000 to 20,000 tons of it will be sunk at other permitted reef sites near the Jupiter, Boynton Beach and Boca Raton inlets.