Brightline begins Loxahatchee River Bridge rehab project – About Your Online Magazine


Construction crews working on Brightline’s expansion to Orlando started working on the Loxahatchee River Bridge rehabilitation project on Thursday morning. The bridge runs between East Riverside Drive and Alternative A1A in Jupiter.Brightline said it will be adding a second train track and replacing the current one. They said construction crews will need to create extra support for the drawbridge, like adding new structural steel. Electrical and mechanical parts of the bridge are also being replaced. On Aug. 4, the drawbridge portion of the work will begin and will require the bridge to stay in a down position for about 12 hours each day. This will last for about two days. As for boaters trying to get from the Jupiter Inlet to the ocean, going under the Loxahatchee River Bridge — keep in mind that the drawbridge will be down, so boats won’t be able to get through during this time. Once the project is done, Brightline said boaters will have more clearance to get through because they are working on making a larger span. Brightline is in coordination with the Coast Guard, Jupiter Inlet District and local municipalities throughout the process. They will also be rolling out a text alert system via a message board on the channel that will provide updated information on the work schedules. The $34 million project will be completed by late 2022.

Construction crews working on Brightline’s expansion to Orlando started working on the Loxahatchee River Bridge rehabilitation project on Thursday morning.

The bridge runs between East Riverside Drive and Alternative A1A in Jupiter.

Brightline said it will be adding a second train track and replacing the current one. They said construction crews will need to create extra support for the drawbridge, like adding new structural steel.

Electrical and mechanical parts of the bridge are also being replaced.

On Aug. 4, the drawbridge portion of the work will begin and will require the bridge to stay in a down position for about 12 hours each day. This will last for about two days.

As for boaters trying to get from the Jupiter Inlet to the ocean, going under the Loxahatchee River Bridge — keep in mind that the drawbridge will be down, so boats won’t be able to get through during this time.

Once the project is done, Brightline said boaters will have more clearance to get through because they are working on making a larger span.

Brightline is in coordination with the Coast Guard, Jupiter Inlet District and local municipalities throughout the process.

They will also be rolling out a text alert system via a message board on the channel that will provide updated information on the work schedules.

The $34 million project will be completed by late 2022.

Paula Fonseca