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Main Street Bridge will be closed this weekend

Bridge closed Friday night until Sunday morning for improvements

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Main Street Bridge in downtown Jacksonville will be closed this weekend, from 6:30 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Sunday, as part of improvements to the mechanical, electrical and structural systems, the Florida Department of Transportation said. 

Drivers and pedestrians will be detoured to the Acosta Bridge. Signs will direct traffic through the detour.

Boaters will not be impacted by the closure.

The improvements to the Main Street Bridge include the replacement of several major mechanical components, replacement of the entire electrical control system, replacement of the traffic gates, sidewalk gates, lightning protection system and closed-circuit television cameras that give operators live views of traffic conditions.

The work will include new heating and air conditioning units, water and sanitary sewer lines and floor tile for the control house.

The project is expected to be completed in fall.

The Main Street Bridge is a vertical lift bridge and is raised and lowered about 1,400 times a year.