Brightline Trains Florida update

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Aug 24, 2003
Space Coast, Florida, Area code 3-2-1
Wasn't the FEC Bascule bridge a replacement. It has been many years but it certainly seemed very new late 1999.
The problem with the New River Bridge is not its age, though some repairs needed to be made to it in preparation for Brightline Service as described in (PDF) New River Bridge FAQ. The problem is that with projected increased traffic what with both Bridghtline and TriRail service being added, boats will have a relatively small window of availability of the Waterway. Hence there is a plan to either build a higher bridge or a tunnel, yet to be determined exactly what, to mitigate the situation.

The bridge that was recently rebuilt was the one across the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter.