Temporary Repairs to Sanibel Causeway Allow Trucks to Reach Island

Momentary Repairs to Sanibel Causeway Permit Vehicles to Attain Island

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A sluggish march of utility vehicles headed to Sanibel Island close to Fort Myers, Fla., on Oct. 11 following short-term repairs to the Sanibel Causeway, which was damaged in three areas throughout Hurricane Ian.

Gov. Ron DeSantis introduced the opening of the causeway — the one highway pathway to the island — at a information convention in Fort Myers on Oct. 11. As he spoke, vehicles moved throughout the bridge within the background.

The bridge will want additional repairs, and shall be open for broad public visitors on Oct. 21, DeSantis stated.

Jared Purdue, the Florida Division of Transportation secretary, stated the bridge construction was in good condition after the hurricane, however the land a part of the causeway wanted restore. Engineers deemed the bridge secure for passage for the assist convoy, he stated.

Whereas the causeway was impassable, the state needed to fly in search-and-rescue groups and electrical staff. DeSantis stated his administration additionally spoke with the federal authorities about getting an amphibious touchdown craft, which they might have used this week had the causeway not been cleared for passage.

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