ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Repairs to the Branan Fields Overpass on Plantation Oaks Boulevard in Orange Park are expected to take up to two months and $1.5 million to complete, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.
On Monday, FDOT is expected to start talking about potential contractors for the project. In the meantime, an agency spokesperson says the bridge will remain closed for the next 45-60 days, though FDOT is offering a $200,000 incentive for the chosen contractor if they can complete the project within 45 days.
The bridge, frequented mostly by Oakleaf Plantation residents, was shut down Thursday following a failed inspection by FDOT. Agency spokesperson Ron Tittle said inspectors found that a concrete culvert at the site is not up to par.
Even so, Tittle said there's no danger of a collapse.