Monday, August 28, 2006

Old Sanibel causeway in danger of falling apart

Photograph by Terry Williams

While the new bridge is being constructed, there is significant, growing concern regarding the old Sanibel causeway. Earlier this month, News-Press reported that there are fractures visible under the bridge. The picture above is an example of what they have seen.

Above ground, I took a picture of the work they are trying to do (and still continue to do so right now) to try to stabilize the old causeway. Residents that already experienced this type of issue before (bridge fractures) suggest having your windows down so you can swim out just in case you fall off the bridge. I the only one that thinks this is crazy?

Construction crews on the left try to stabilize the old bridge before it collapses.

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