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One lane closed on Platt Street bridge as construction begins

TAMPA — Construction began Monday on a year-long rebuilding project for the 84-year-old Platt Street Bridge.

For the next four months, one lane and the sidewalk on the north side of the bridge will be closed. After that, four more months will see the lane and sidewalk on the south side of the bridge closed.

The bridge, which carries one-way traffic east from both Platt Street and Bayshore Boulevard out of South Tampa, will shut down entirely for 105 days in the late summer or early fall to allow the drawbridge components to be repaired and bring it up to date with current standards.

The county incorrectly stated in a news release last week that the project would not start for two weeks.

Motorists may wish to consider alternate routes, as the construction is expected to cause delays.

One lane closed on Platt Street bridge as construction begins 01/10/11 [Last modified: Monday, January 10, 2011 4:10pm]
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