27 Cape Coral bridges expected to receive repairs

You can’t drive through Cape Coral without crossing a bridge, and to make sure your drive remains safe, the city is looking to repair 27 of them.

Officials maintain this won’t impact anyone’s commute because all of the work is going to be done from barges underneath the bridges, so no equipment will block the actual roadways. A non-city contractor will be brought in for these repairs.

“I will say, first and foremost, that none of our bridges in the city are in danger of any collapse,” said Bill Corbett, transportation manager for Cape Coral. “There’s no structural…  structural issues, structural concerns, this has nothing to do with the weight load rating of the bridge. This is strictly to address some superficial cracking. So, this is very minor cracking on these bridges.”

Corbett says the construction is going to last between four to six months, which is the standard time for a project like this.

Reporter:Michael Hudak
Writer:Joey Pellegrino
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