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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Peter P. Cobb Bridge Rehabilitation and Observation Walk Replacement Project Open House

Peter Cobb Bridge Rehab Project_Open House Oct. 19, 2017

On Thursday October 19, 2017, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host an informational Open House for the Peter P. Cobb Bridge rehabilitation and observation walk replacement project over the Intracoastal Waterway in the City of Ft. Pierce.


The Open House will be held from 4 PM until 6 PM at the Ft. Pierce River Walk Center, 600 N Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950. Project personnel will be on hand to discuss the scope of work, construction schedule, and address questions and comments one-on-one. Please note: There will not be a formal presentation. Guests may arrive at any time between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.


This project is expected to begin October 16, 2017, and is anticipated to be completed by spring 2020, weather permitting. The purpose of this project is to strengthen and protect the existing bridge. The cost for construction is $7.93 million. Work will be performed by Munilla Construction Management LLC, with FDOT and Cardno overseeing the project.


Scope of Work:

• Replacing the existing observation walkways

• Installing scour countermeasures along the channel bottom under the bridge

• Making repairs to deteriorated concrete on the bridge pier columns


Maintenance of Traffic:

Impacts to vehicular traffic are not anticipated for this project. Local traffic patterns will be maintained. Impacts to marine traffic and channel closures will be coordinated with the US Coast Guard. A Notice to Mariners will be sent out for all closures.


Please note, the observation walks will not be accessible during their replacement and once they are reopened fishing will no longer be permitted. The pathway under the west end of the bridge will be maintained during construction.


For additional information regarding this upcoming construction project, please contact Kathleen Dempsey, Project Community Outreach Specialist, at (772) 359-5118, kdempsey@corradino.com, or visit www.d4fdot.com.

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