Motorists may experience temporary intermittent lane closures with flagging operations along UMRR. Proceed with caution and be prepared to stop.
Construction of the Fort Hamer Bridge is approximately 90% complete and extends the full width of the river, approximately 2300 feet. The final deck is scheduled to be poured in mid-August, pending weather.
All the piers are constructed and all the beams are set. Once the crews pour the concrete for the remaining deck, crews will finish the barrier wall and pedestrian railing.
You may have noticed that the bridge is getting a fresh coat of paint. Crews continue installation of conduit and light poles for street lighting at the south end of the bridge. Grading and sod placement is also taking place on the south end of the bridge, near UMRR.
Below are the activities scheduled to take place over the next several weeks on Fort Hamer Bridge.
A celebratory Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 23. The time is tentatively set for 8:30 a.m. We anticipate opening the bridge to traffic later that same day. Please check back for more details as we get closer to September 23.
Be a part of history and run the bridge before it opens to traffic. Local supporters are hosting a 5K, 10K, 1 Mile and Kids’ Race on Saturday, August 26. For more information on registration and race day events call 941-932-6147 or visit www.FortHamerBridgeRun.com.
*Note: This is not a Manatee County sponsored event
Please click this LINK for posting of information for those requiring access to the Manatee River channel during construction of the Fort Hamer Bridge.