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Project Details
Work Type New Bridge Construction
Phase Construction
Limits SR 60 (Courtney Campbell Causeway) west of Ben T. Davis Beach
Project Start October 2017
City
County
Road
Construction Cost $12 million
Estimated Completion Summer 2019
Contractor Johnson Bros. Corporation
About

To improve the water circulation and quality in Old Tampa Bay and restore tidal flows to the northeast portion of the Bay, the Florida Department of Transportation is building a new bridge on SR 60 (Courtney Campbell Causeway), west of Ben T. Davis Beach. No bridge previously existed in this section of the causeway. The design portion of this design-build project began in October 2017 and construction began in January 2018.

SR 60 and the pedestrian/bicycle trail will remain open for use during construction, however, users should remain alert to shifts in the roadway and trail alignments.

Both directions of traffic and the pedestrian trail were shifted to the northern portion of the new bridge in September 2018. Motorists and trail users will remain in this configuration while the southern portion of the bridge is constructed.

North and south dam removal was completed on November 15, 2018 to allow full tidal flow through the new channel. Meanwhile, construction continues on the southern portion of the bridge.

Lane closure hours
8:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

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Contact Information
Construction Manager
Mike Kopotic
813-975-3552
Michael.Kopotic@dot.state.fl.us
Media Contact
John McShaffrey
813-975-6930
john.mcshaffrey@dot.state.fl.us
Lane Closures
  • There are no lane closures at this time.
Project Files
Project Images
The channel was fully opened on November 15, 2018 to allow water to flow under the bridge.
Temporary dams were removed to open the channel under the bridge (still under construction) November 13 through 15, 2018.
While work continues to build the southern portion of the new bridge, crews are also preparing the area to open the new channel.
Crews work on the south side of the Courtney Campbell Causeway building the portion of the bridge for future eastbound SR 60 traffic.
This drawing shows what the new SR 60 bridge on the Courtney Campbell Causeway will look like, located just west of Ben T. Davis Beach.
This drawing illustrates the bridge that is being constructed and the new channel for water flow that will be created in the causeway.
Work is progressing on building the westbound SR 60 section of a new bridge on the Courtney Campbell Causeway. (June 2018 photo)