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New Beach Boulevard Bridge Opens Tuesday

JACKSONVILLE, FL — The Jacksonville Transportation Authority will officially open the new eastbound bridge of the Beach Boulevard Bridge project on Tuesday, December 22.

Initially, there will be two travel lanes in each direction (east and westbound) flowing over the two new spans that make up the bridge structure. The new bridge replaces the 60-year old B.B. McCormick drawbridge.

Additional work will continue for approximately the next two months on curbs, sidewalks and other final detail work on both the bridge and Beach Boulevard to complete the project. Eventually, three lanes of traffic will be accessible in each direction.

Click here to view the Beach Boulevard Bridge Brochure

Media note: There will be no official grand opening ceremony. Please see the attached brochure for additional information on both the original drawbridge and the new structure.