Raze and Raise the 40th Ave Bridge #157154
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The 40th Ave Bridge in NE St. Pete has been rated "Functionally Obsolete" and "Structurally Deficient" by the 2015 FDOT report. The bridge is currently crumbling from the underside and has significant rusting rebar showing. With the rising tides, many of the boats from the roughly 647 homes directly North of the bridge and another 210 beyond the 46th Ave Bridge, often strike the bridge deck causing the bridge to deteriorate at a faster pace.
Here are a couple of highlights from a recent 2017 survey of local homeowners (221 respondents).
70% have had limited access under the bridge
89% want the bridge built higher
92% want it built with a clearance of 12' or higher
83% think a higher bridge will raise home values
The 40th Ave Bridge is currently unsafe. We are asking the City of St. Petersburg to demolish the unsafe bridge and replace it with a higher bridge (At least matching the Snell Isle Bridge clearance).
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