Cape Coral Bridge
|Cape Coral Bridge|
|Carries||Cape Coral Bridge Road (CR 867A)|
|Locale||Cape Coral, Florida|
|Official name||Cape Coral Bridge|
|Maintained by||Lee County Department of Transportation|
|Design||Concrete Girder Bridge|
|Total length||3,400 feet (1,000 m)|
|Longest span||95 feet (29 m)|
|Clearance above||55 feet (17 m)|
|Opened||March 14, 1964|
|Toll||$2 (Westbound traffic only)|
The Cape Coral Bridge is a bridge located in Southwest Florida. It spans the Caloosahatchee River connecting Fort Myers and Cape Coral. It is made up of two parallel fixed spans, each 3,400 feet (1,000 m) long.
The original span opened for traffic on March 14, 1964, with one lane in each direction. In 1989, a second parallel span opened south of the first span, with two lanes for eastbound traffic, and westbound traffic using both lanes on the original span. In conjunction with the new eastbound span, a four lane overpass was constructed over the intersection of State Road 867 (McGregor Boulevard) just east of the bridge.
The bridge is owned by the Lee County Department of Transportation. There is currently a two dollar toll in effect for westbound vehicles only, and there is no tolls for eastbound traffic. Florida's statewide "Sunpass" prepaid electronic toll collection system is accepted on the Cape Coral Bridge, along with Lee County's "Leeway" prepaid toll system, which is also used on the Midpoint Bridge, and the Sanibel Causeway. However, there is a variable pricing scheme in effect.