Works Begins Wednesday On $1.9 Million Project To Replace Highway 168 Bridge

April 15, 2019

A $1.9 million project is set to begin Wednesday to replace a bridge on Highway 168 between North Highway 99 and Pine Barren Road in Bratt.

The Florida Department of Transportation will replace the structurally deficient bridge on Highway 168 over an unnamed branch. The new bridge will consist of two 12-foot travel lanes with 6-foot shoulders and a concrete barrier wall.

A temporary bridge will be in place during the project.

The new bridge will consist of two 12-foot travel lanes with six-foot shoulders and a concrete barrier wall. The project also includes resurfacing the approaches to the bridge, new guardrail, drainage improvements, new pavement markingsand enhanced signage.

The current bridge was constructed in 1967.


7 Responses to “Works Begins Wednesday On $1.9 Million Project To Replace Highway 168 Bridge”

  1. jason ward on April 18th, 2019 11:11 am

    You are right Driver on April 17th they have just reopened it. My point
    is after it failed inspection they had it closed for months. do we really need to spend almost double the amount money on the project for a temporary bridge while they are building a new one on this low traffic back road. Remember that after we pay for the temporary bridge to be built we have to pay for its removeal

  2. Driver on April 17th, 2019 3:08 pm

    >>> For those of u that don’t know the bridge has been out for months

    This bridge has not….it was still open.

  3. jason ward on April 17th, 2019 11:46 am

    Does any one think the cost and extra time to put in a temporary bridge will be worth it? Politicians always talk about wasted tax money but here it is, right in front of us and know one will say a word. For those of u that don’t know the bridge has been out for months and a temporary bridge will run the price up hundreds of thousands of dollars

  4. 429SCJ on April 16th, 2019 4:14 pm

    In any event, the stream has good shade and is of shallow dept; an excellent/safe place for toddlers to play.

  5. Rex S on April 15th, 2019 6:57 pm

    Sorry W.W. As a two time Army Achievement Medal Recipient and a taxpayer, I believe the distinction is mine!

  6. Willis on April 15th, 2019 6:04 pm

    @ w.w.

    So Willie Wonka branch ?

  7. w.w. on April 15th, 2019 9:06 am

    “over an unnamed branch”

    They can name it after me since I pay so much property tax….

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