Caloosahatchee Bridge reopens after emergency repairs

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The City of Fort Myers side of the Caloosahatchee Bridge over the Caloosahatchee River. Credit: WINK News.


The Caloosahatchee Bridge has now been reopened after emergency repairs to the roadway.

The bridge was closed for about 24 hours to replace fill material to the approach slab where a minor washout had occurred.

Officials previously said the bridge closure could last between three to seven days.


All the north and southbound lanes of the Caloosahatchee Bridge were closed on Tuesday afternoon and could stay closed for several days.

The Florida Department of Transportation said the closure is not related to the bridge’s structure but rather to what’s known as the approach slabs, which experts explained function as a sort of transition road between the bridge and the main road. FDOT explained the bridge could be closed for three to seven days.

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Caloosahatchee Bridge closure. (Credit: WINK News)

Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies were diverting traffic on North Key Drive and US-41 in North Fort Myers on Tuesday as traffic backed up from the closure. No one is allowed to turn or go straight toward the bridge.

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