Sea Ray Bridge Repairs Will Limit Boating Traffic Through Sykes Creek Channel
By Space Coast Daily // February 5, 2018
closed to boat traffic from barge canal to SR 528 bridge Monday to Friday
MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA — Repair work on the Sea Ray Drive bridge over Sykes Creek on Merritt Island will begin this week, with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers crews planning to work seven days a week to expedite the reopening of the bridge.
Boaters should be aware of the limitations on channel opening, which will be posted at the Brevard County Kiwanis Island boat ramp and at Harbortown Marina.
Scouring of the bridge’s support structure was caused by swiftly moving water during Hurricane Irma, and is the reason the bridge has been closed to traffic. Additional follow-up work will be necessary in order to make permanent repairs.
The Sykes Creek waterway will be closed to boat traffic from the barge canal to SR 528 bridge Monday through Friday, from a half-hour after sunrise to a half-hour before sunset.
The waterway will be open from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and open nights and weekends.
It’s estimated the USACE work will take 60 to 90 days.
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