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Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division

Broward CountyHighway and Bridge Maintenance Division
Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division

Andrews Avenue Drawbridge Rehabilitation Project 

Work on the Andrews Avenue Drawbridge in downtown Fort Lauderdale continues. Currently one lane in each direction is closed. Due to an unforseen problem, the 30 day closure originally scheduled for July 8th through August 6th will now occur September 9th through October 8th (barring any unforeseen conditions or weather delays). The drawbridge will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Posted detour signs will re-route vehicular traffic to the SE 3rd Avenue Drawbridge. Boaters will notice minimal impact to navigation. Once the rehabilitation project is completed, the drawbridge will be storm resistant, more reliable and quieter. See a map of the work area and 30 day detour.

Did you know the first Andrews Avenue Bridge over the New River was built in 1904? Discover the Bridge's history. 


Andrews Avenue Bridge Call to Artists 

In partnership with the Highway Bridge and Maintenance Division, Broward Cultural Division's Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one artist or artist-led team (Artist), to transform the Andrews Avenue Bridge located in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The drawbridge spans the New River between Las Olas Boulevard and South Fifth Street. This artistic intervention shall create a sense of place, bring interest, and help activate the riverfront. 
The total budget established for this project shall not exceed $180,000.00. Visit Cultural Division's public art website for complete details and to submit an application. The deadline is July 1, 2019.

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