Fort Lauderdale hoping for handout for bridge repairs

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This bridge on West Lake Drive in Fort Lauderdale’s Harbor Beach neighborhood is one of seven city bridges targeted for replacement. Photo: Ann Henson Feltgen

By Ann Henson Feltgen, 

Its ocean-access waterways and backyard yachts define Fort Lauderdale’s pricey Harbor Beach neighborhood.

Yet despite its wealth, and its reliance on the water, the neighborhood is home to several of the worst bridges in Fort Lauderdale, according to a study by the city’s Public Works Department.

The worst of the bunch, seemingly freshly painted, shows no obvious sign of deterioration. If you look carefully, however, rebar exposed by cracked and crumbling concrete is visible at both ends of the bridge.

A 2010 inspection report also noted that the bridge’s channel bank is beginning to slump and concrete embankment protection have widespread minor damage.


Note: The BrowardBulldog is led by its’ founder, Dan Christensen. Christensen is an award winning former investigative reporter for The Miami Herald and Daily Business Review, and one of South Florida’s most experienced reporters.  The reports they publish are strictly from their own investigations.

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