|Welcome to Chris Watson Photography|
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My name is Chris Watson, I‘m a non-professional photographer, website designer and a
full-time resident of the City of St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA.|
I created this site to provide residents of St. Pete Beach (and friends and familes) to see an up-close view of the construction of the new Pinellas Bayway Bridge, that will connect Isla Del Sol and St. Pete Beach and which began in early 2012.
|The original 50 year old, two-lane drawbridge will be replaced with a new four-lane, fixed-span
The new 65 foot-high bridge, will allow (most) boats to pass underneath without impacting motorists, it is therefore expected to improve traffic flow by reducing congestion.
The contractor began building the new Eastbound lanes on the Southern side of the existing bridge. They started by installing the pilings which are the foundations of the new bridge.
Construction of the new Eastbound lanes is expected to take approximately 14 months. Once completed, single lane traffic will be moved onto to the new bridge.
This will allow the contractor to remove the existing bridge and replace it with the new Westbound lanes. This phase of the project is expected to take approximately 15 months.
|Overall the construction is expected to be complete in the Fall of 2014.||Artist's impression of the new bridge.|
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|© 1987-2013 Chris Watson - All photography and images are protected under U.S. Copyright Law. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.|