I’m surprised that Palm Beachers didn’t push for a better deal in their quest not to be inconvenienced by the crumbling Flagler Bridge.
People on the island were declaring victory this week when the Florida Department of Transportation announced it was postponing construction plans for a $94 million new north bridge in order to keep the existing bridge open. To do that, the state agency will spend at least $5 million of extra money to temporarily shore up the cracked 75-year-old bridge that has become hopelessly misaligned as one end slowly settles deeper into the Intracoastal muck.
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