All Aboard Florida to Temporarily Close New River Bridge Feb. 11-23, 2017
NEW RIVER BRIDGE REHABILITATION SCHEDULED IN FEBRUARY
WHAT: All Aboard Florida (AAF) is making a significant investment and rehabilitating the Florida East Coast Railway New River Bridge in the City of Fort Lauderdale prior to the introduction of the Brightline passenger rail service. While the bridge is being repaired, it will remain in the locked down position for a 12-day maximum.
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) approved the deviation to the existing operating schedule so the rehabilitation can occur. Significant planning and coordination with the USCG and Marine Industries Association of South Florida occurred to execute the bridge closure.
All Aboard Florida has already started replacing the machinery and electrical system of the bridge and minor rehabilitation of the steel. The majority of this work will occur before the bridge closure begins.
The closure of the bridge is necessary for two components of work. The first is the two outer trunnions will be milled in place, and the second is the trunnion base will be removed and repaired off-site. The trunnion milling work will be performed 24 hours per day until completed.
WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 12:01 a.m. – Thursday, February 23, 12:01 a.m.
WHERE: Florida East Coast Railway bridge over the New River
OTHER: While the bridge is in the locked down position, the Riverwalk Water Trolley will not be able to travel along its regular route and will not provide service to Stop 1 (Esplanade Park) and Stop 8 (Tarpon River). To track the Water Trolley in real time, download the free “Sun Trolley Tracker” app. For more information, call 954-876-5539 to speak to a live representative 24/7/365.
USCG Seventh District Public Affairs