Following workshops this summer public and local government have come down in support of a plan known as ‘alternative one’ for the replacement of Cape Coral Bridge, Florida, USA.

The bridge over the Caloosahatchee River in Lee County between Cape Coral and Fort Myers was constructed with two lanes in 1963. This span is now scheduled for replacement. A further two-lane span was added in 1989. The replacement will have bike and pedestrian facilities, as well as six lanes for motor traffic and automatic tolls to alleviate traffic jams. More information is available from the Cape Coral Bridge Project (link opens in new tab).

However, the option to rehabilitate the bridge remains open at this stage. Commissioners are awaiting the results of an environmental study by the Florida Department of Transport, which will be available in 2024.