Ok, so it’s actually not quite as dramatic as the headline, but the new Grand Lagoon Bridge roadway is set to transfer traffic to the new bridge today. Construction is set to be complete by mid summer, and they are goaled at having the temporary bridge out of the way by then.
They started construction on the bridge back in October of 2009 and have largely stayed on schedule for the duration of the project.
The new bridge is 18 feet at it’s center, up from 10 feet on the previous bridge. This huge for local Grand Lagoon residents since it not only opens up the lagoon for better circulation, it also allows larger boats to pass under it.
The bridge was funded by grants and the 2009 Economic Stimulus Fund.