Southbank Riverwalk demolition continues

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Southbank Riverwalk project demolition will continue this week with the removal of the remaining structures of the former Maritime Museum, located adjacent to Friendship Fountain.

The subsequent demolition of the pavilion and former Jacksonville Historical Society building will take place in several overlapping phases, with sections of the Riverwalk being demolished and rebuilt.

In the interest of public safety and construction access, most of the Riverwalk will be inaccessible for several months at a time during the phases of construction, city officials said.

They said the expected project completion is December.

The new Riverwalk construction will consist of the following:

  • About 3,000 linear feet of new pre-cast concrete piles and decking
  • About 53,000 square feet of colored brick pavers on top of a pre-cast concrete deck
  • 5,600 linear feet of new steel guardrails along the entire stretch of new boardwalk
  • New light poles with energy-efficient LED lighting
  • New in-ground lighting, new steel benches, trash receptacles, pet stations, flagpoles, bike racks and new drinking fountains
  • Reconstruction of the Navy Memorial feature
  • New floating docks
  • Americans with Disabilities Act compliant

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