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Bridge Maintenance Program

Workers doing Bridge MaintenanceThis program performs cleaning and sealing of expansion joints, mowing/spraying around guardrails, repairing damaged guardrails, graffiti removal, sidewalk maintenance, replacing the hardware on railings, trash/vegetation removal, structural repairs, etc. around the majority of bridges in Cape Coral. 

Bridges located in the right-of-way are maintained by the Lee County Department of Transportation.  Bridges with spans of over 20 feet are inspected biannually by the Florida Department of Transportation.  Reports are provided to the City with repair recommendations. Bridges with spans under 20 feet are the responsibility of the City to inspect.  There are 157 bridges in the City of Cape Coral, of which 138 are the City’s responsibility to maintain.