Old Roosevelt Bridge Change of Schedule, Okeechobee Waterway Statute Mile 7.4
Our thanks to Bill King for this update on the temporary conditions at the old and new Roosevelt bridges. The Old Roosevelt bridge, its opening schedule always dependent on the adjacent RR bridge openings, is apparently now on the Federal Holiday schedule, see our Bridge Directory listing below. Also see Not Restricted. Don’t get confused, just be patient!
The Bridge Tender at the bascule bridge across the St. Lucie in Stuart, FL, today reported that openings no longer are “on request.” Instead, the Old Roosevelt Bridge will adhere to a strict schedule, opening only on the hour and half-hour. This change probably is tied to the decision to close the “new” high rise bridge that carried southbound traffic across the St. Lucie. It was found to have structural damage. Southbound traffic now shares the adjacent twin bridge that had been for traffic northbound. Heavy trucks now are prohibited from the high-rise and must cross the river on the old Roosevelt Bridge.