Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Jewfish Creek Bridge Opens

It couldn't happen any sooner... the new Jewfish Creek Bridge opens this Thursday (May 22) reducing a major traffic snarl on the Keys side of the 18 mile stretch. The bridge soars 65 feet into the air and will eventually eliminate the need for the drawbridge that has stalled traffic and caused huge problems during hurricane evacuations. Much of the repaving and widening of the road has been finished on the Monroe County side but we won't see completion of the entire project (Florida City to Key Largo) until 2011.