You should be able to see the Signature Bridge arches rising into the air in a matter of months, a Florida Department of Transportation spokesperson said yesterday.
Segment erection of the Signature Bridge’s arches is expected to begin by late 2021 or early 2022, according to Tish Burgher, a communications manager for FDOT.
The designer of the bridge says the arches are meant to appear as a fountain. Others have described the appearance as spider-like, or similar to tarantula legs.
Construction will first begin on the arch legs at the center pier footer in approximately 4 to 6 weeks, once the footer concrete poured this past weekend fully cures, Burgher said.
After the footer and the arch legs have been poured for the arch closest to I-395 just west of NE 2 Avenue, arch segment erection will begin. That is currently expected in late 2021 or early 2022.
The arches will range in height from 180 to 330 feet above ground, and span 1,025 feet. They will be illuminated by an LED lighting system with a “never ending array” of changing colors.