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Roosevelt Bridge reopens in Stuart after no structural concerns found, officials say

FDOT inspects bridge after report of possible cracking
Posted at 9:03 PM, Oct 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-30 07:30:49-04

STUART, Fla . — The Roosevelt Bridge has reopened in Stuart after Florida Department of Transportation officials determined there were no structural concerns with the bridge.

Both the bridge and Old Dixie Highway lanes are now open in all directions.

The bridge had been closed in both directions after officials said there was a report of possible cracking in the bridge.

Officials said someone who was walking by the bridge called police at about 7 p.m. to report what appeared to be a crack in the northbound lanes and a chunk of concrete missing from the southbound lanes.

This is not the first time the bridge has been shut down after cracking and falling concrete was reported.

In June 2020, a large crack was seen along the south end of the bridge.

The bridge was shut down for five months and reopened ahead of schedule in November after crews worked to repair several cracks and corrosion issues that were found during a routine inspection.

The old Roosevelt Bridge, which was scheduled to be closed Monday through Wednesday for repairs, remains open, a spokesman for Martin County Fire Rescue told WPTV.