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Flagler Bridge Taken Over by FDOT

By: R. Michael Brown, Civic Association Communications Director -- The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) took over the Flagler Memorial Bridge from the contractor on October 4 because it had gone 60 days without a malfunction.

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UPDATE: Testing Continues on New Flagler Bridge

By: R. Michael Brown, Civic Association Communications Director -- The Civic Association reported in April of this year that the Flagler Bridge (North Bridge) was continuing to have malfunction problems and closures, the latest on Sunday, August 5.

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UPDATE 5-8-2018: Flagler Bridge has Software Problems

“The software needed tweaking” said Geoff Parker of New Millennium Engineering, a consultant to the Florida Department of Transportation, at the Palm Beach Town Council meeting today.  That is what is causing the repeated Flagler Bridge malfunctions.

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Southern Blvd. Bridge Car and Boat Restrictions

In preparation for the shift of traffic to the temporary bridge to the north of the existing bridge, nightly lane closures and restricted span openings for boats will go in effect starting Friday, April 6.  The temporary bridge will be open sometime during the Summer of 2018. See the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) news release below:

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Temporary Southern Blvd. Bridge to Open in Spring, 2018

By R. Michael Brown, Civic Association Communications Director -- Construction of the new temporary bridge over the Intracoastal at the Southern Blvd. Bridge is in full-swing as you can tell from the many cranes on barges at the site.

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UPDATE 2-1-2018: President In Palm Beach this Weekend

The president is expected to arrive at Palm Beach International Airport on Friday around 6:15 PM and return to Washington on Sunday at 9:30 PM.  Road closures will be on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 6 AM and continue thru Sunday, February 4.

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