Hillsborough County is replacing the existing bridge on 2nd Street over the Ruskin Inlet in Ruskin. The existing bridge has been closed since 2014 because it is failing and beyond repair. The bridge will be demolished and a new bridge of similar length will be constructed at the same location. The new bridge will have modern safety features, such as concrete traffic barriers, and sidewalks and road shoulders or bike lanes will be added on the east side of the bridge.
What to expect
- Construction will take place on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- The work will involve heavy equipment, pile driving, and excavation, and will generate normal construction noise.
- Motorists should follow the signs and continue to utilize U.S. 41 as a detour around the construction site.
- Excavation work can sometimes cause an accidental water pipeline break or similar problem. Should any water service interruption occur, instructions for a precautionary boil water notice will be issued.
- Access to residences adjacent to the bridge will not be impacted.
Cost and funding
The $2 million project is being funded with Ad Valorem Taxes.
Construction is expected to begin in January 2019 and be completed within a year.
Project Manager – Chris Bridges, Public Works Department, (813) 635-5400