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All Aboard Florida Construction Alert: New River Bridge Operations April 2-17, 2017

Post Date:March 30, 2017 7:29 PM



WHAT: All Aboard Florida (AAF) is making a significant investment and rehabilitating the Florida East Coast Railway New RiverNew River Bridge_dreamstime_36885966 Bridge in the City of Fort Lauderdale prior to the introduction of the Brightline passenger rail service.

Additional closure periods are required to complete the rehabilitation. All Aboard Florida worked with the Marine Industries Association of South Florida to schedule the work.

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

Sunday, April, 2, 2017 at 10 p.m. through Monday, April 3, 2017 at 8 a.m.

The bridge will be closed to marine traffic.

Monday, April 3 to Sunday, April 16, 2017 (Daily)

Between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., the bridge will be operated by a crane in accordance with its normal schedule

Between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m., the bridge will be in the down position, but will open to marine traffic on demand. The openings will be slightly longer due to the bridge operating with a crane. Mariners are encouraged to call the Florida East Coast railway bridge tender at 305-889-5572 or 954-325-0581. The bridge tender will also monitor Marine Channel 9.

Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 10 p.m. through Monday, April 17, 2017 at 10 a.m.

The bridge will be closed to marine traffic.

Additional Materials

AAF Media Announcement
AAF website


FEC Bridge Tender
305-889-5572 (landline) 
954-325-0581 (cell)

Ali Soule, Director of Public Affairs, All Aboard Florida

USCG Seventh District Public Affairs



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