The Cultural Coast: The New Cortez Bridge
The Cortez Bridge along State Road 684 in Manatee County is set to get a complete overhaul. The Florida Department of Transportation has decided to replace the existing 1950s structure with a brand new state of the art 65 foot tall fixed bridge. After a years long study, FDOT came to the conclusion that replacing the bridge would be the best option as it will require less maintenance. The total cost for the project is slated to be around $73 million. Watch our video below as Mike shares more details on this new development. And, as always, for more great content like this, head on over to our YouTube channel and hit SUBSCRIBE!