The new Pinellas Bayway bridge continues to show signs of progress in St. Pete Beach. Construction will continue through September, with occasional lane closures for vehicles.
On Tuesday, when these photographs were taken, pedestrians and cyclists were walking and riding across the 2,600-foot-long span. That walkway will widen to 11 feet across, according to construction manager Clay Bores. At the top of the 80-foot-tall bridge, the view of the pink castle that is the Loews Don CeSar Hotel, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, is impressive.
Underneath the bridge, fishermen catch mackerel and pompano. Golf carts drive past bas-reliefs of dolphins that will be painted in April.
After that, benches, landscaping and lighting will be added. The new features will make it yet another destination in St. Pete Beach.