Flagler Bridge repairs: Officials expect no more delays for drivers

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Drivers who use the Flagler Memorial Bridge won't be affected by any more problems during repairs, engineers said Tuesday.

"What's different about the survey that it is a laser survey, so it gives a three-dimensional picture of what's going on with the bridge. Today, we found that there's been no additional settlement and the bridge is operating as it should," said Tish Burgher, an engineer with the project.

Next, contractors will start looking at alternative methods of installing the foundation. The new bridge is now expected to be completed in the fall of 2016.

The bridge was shut down for about 30 minutes Monday morning because of an electrical problem.

New Millennium Engineering is the firm overseeing the project with the Department of Transportation.

The bridge was shut down for 10 days last November because construction crews found a problem with the spans.

It cost $9.4 million to fix the issue.

A third of the new bridge has been completed so far. Crews have been working on creating the foundation.

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