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Emergency Mechanical Repairs Underway at Las Olas Blvd and Commercial Blvd Bridges over the Intracoastal Waterway

Post Date:February 05, 2019 12:05 PM

Important Updates from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT):

Emergency mechanical repairs are being made at both the Las Olas Boulevard and Commercial Boulevard bridges over the Intracoastal Waterway.

As of 6:30 a.m. Thursday, February 7:

  • Las Olas Bouelvard: Both leaves are opening with wind restriction of 25 mph.
  • Commercial Bouelvard: A single leaf is opening.

Boaters can expect delays. There are no impacts to vehicular traffic or pedestrians. See additional information below.

 

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February 7, 2019

Guillermo Canedo, 954-777-4090
Guillermo.Canedo@dot.state.fl.us

 
February 7, 2019 Update

FORT LAUDERDALE --   Below is the latest update as of 6:30 a.m. today, Thursday, February 7, 2019, on the status of the bridges @ Las Olas, Commercial Blvd, and Atlantic Ave:

  • E Las Olas: Dual leaf Operation w/ wind restriction of 25mph
  • Commercial: Single Leaf Operation 
  • Atlantic: Single leaf operation w/wind restriction of 25mph

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue with repairs.

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February 6, 2019

Barbara Kelleher, 954-777-4090
Barbara.Kelleher@dot.state.fl.us

 
 February 6, 2019 Update

FORT LAUDERDALE --   As of 6:30 p.m. today, the Las Olas Boulevard and Commercial Boulevard bridges over the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale are opening one leaf only for marine traffic on their normal opening schedules. Emergency maintenance repairs continue at both bridges.

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February 5, 2019

Barbara Kelleher, 954-777-4090
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Lane Closed on Las Olas ICWW Bridge For Bridge Repairs

FORT LAUDERDALE --   The right, eastbound travel lane on the Las Olas Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway will be closed from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m today (February 5) for workers to replace bearing bolts on the machinery of the bridge. Both leaves of the bridge will remain in the closed (down) position, not opening for marine traffic, until these emergency repairs are completed. 

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February 4, 2019

Barbara Kelleher, 954-777-4090
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BRIDGES CLOSED TO MARINE TRAFFIC

FORT LAUDERDALE – On Friday, January 27, 2019, two bearing bolts in the machinery of the Atlantic Avenue bascule bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway in Delray Beach failed, causing internal damage to the bridge machinery, and forcing the bridge to remain in the closed (down) position. The spans will remain in the down position, not opening for marine traffic, until emergency repairs are completed. The bridge is open to all land traffic. In order to make these repairs, the westbound, right lane will be closed to land traffic from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day. The U.S. Coast Guard is providing Notice to Mariners.

As a precaution, the FDOT subsequently conducted ultrasonic testing of bearings bolts on similar bridges in the district and found defective bearing bolts on the machinery at the Commercial Boulevard and Las Olas Boulevard bridges over the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale. Emergency maintenance repairs will be made on these bridges as well.

Both leaves of the Las Olas Boulevard Bridge will remain in the closed (down) position, not opening for marine traffic, until emergency repairs are completed at this bridge. The bridge is open to land traffic.

The Commercial Boulevard Bridge is open for land traffic, however, only one leaf will open to allow marine traffic to pass. The bridge openings may be longer than usual for boats to pass single file through the opening.
 

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February 6, 2019

Barbara Kelleher, 954-777-4090
Barbara.Kelleher@dot.state.fl.us

 
 Lane Closed on Las Olas ICWW Bridge For Bridge Repairs

FORT LAUDERDALE --   As of 6:30 p.m. today, the Las Olas Boulevard and Commercial Boulevard bridges over the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale are opening one leaf only for marine traffic on their normal opening schedules. Emergency maintenance repairs continue at both bridges.

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February 6, 2019

Barbara Kelleher, 954-777-4090
Barbara.Kelleher@dot.state.fl.us

 
 Lane Closed on Las Olas ICWW Bridge For Bridge Repairs

FORT LAUDERDALE --   As of 6:30 p.m. today, the Las Olas Boulevard and Commercial Boulevard bridges over the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale are opening one leaf only for marine traffic on their normal opening schedules. Emergency maintenance repairs continue at both bridges.

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February 6, 2019

Barbara Kelleher, 954-777-4090
Barbara.Kelleher@dot.state.fl.us

 
 Lane Closed on Las Olas ICWW Bridge For Bridge Repairs

FORT LAUDERDALE --   As of 6:30 p.m. today, the Las Olas Boulevard and Commercial Boulevard bridges over the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale are opening one leaf only for marine traffic on their normal opening schedules. Emergency maintenance repairs continue at both bridges.

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