Here is the updated timeline on new Howard Frankland bridge. Lots of people drive over the 275 bridge everyday, infact, 170,000 cars a day do. The construction has been going on now for a few years, since 2017 and there is lots of progress.
FDOT officials said by the end of 2025, it’s estimated the new bridge will be complete and we will be using it.
There are about 275 workers on the job which costs about $865.3 million. Each bridge is said to have a service life of up to 80 years. The Howard Frankland Bridge was constructed in 1959, making it 64 years old.
How Many Lanes Will There Be
More information is coming out about the new bridges that are being built. WFLA.com has great pictures of what each side will look like when it is finished. The new bridge will have a total of eight lanes, four general-purpose lanes and four tolled express lanes. Two express lanes will travel from St. Petersburg to Tampa and the other two will run from the Tampa side toward St. Petersburg. The new bridge design will also include a bicycle/pedestrian trail that will connect Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.
Once the new bridge is built, southbound traffic will move to the new bridge and northbound traffic will move to the existing southbound lanes.
The original northbound bridge will then be removed.