May 10, 2008
Highway to Heaven...
Well at least it seems that way. This is the new bridge over from Fort Myers to Sanibel Island. Truly one of the best places on earth to me...so far. They use to have draw bridge but it was deteriorating and they just finished this new bridge not to long ago. It is so tall so they don't have to stop traffic to raise it for in coming boats. You literally feel like you are going to drive off the edge.
Not the best picture because I was driving and trying to take a quick picture but I thought this would be a good finish to all my Florida shots. Thanks for being so patient while I posted them.
Bridge A (the bridge adjacent to the mainland) will be a 70-foot vertical clearance fixed span bridge. The new bridge typical section includes two 12-foot (ft.) travel lanes, two 8 ft. shoulders, open rails, and no sidewalks. The overall width of the bridge is 43 ft. An alignment 10 ft. east of the existing bridge was selected. The fixed span bridge gives 70 feet of navigational clearance and eliminates the need for scheduled openings, it also allows for free flow of automobile and boat traffic.
Here is a link if your interested.