Article by: Sheldon Gardner

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The Florida Department of Transportation plans to replace the King Street bridge over the San Sebastian River in St. Augustine.

Part of the reason for the replacing the bridge, which is close to 70 years old, is that it is reaching the end of its life, said Michael Brock, project manager for FDOT. The FDOT is considering raising the bridge and widening sidewalk, but the number of lanes is expected to remain the same, he said.

Design and construction aren’t funded, he said. While there’s no official estimate, the cost of replacing the bridge could be at least a couple of million dollars, he said.

“This stage of the project is where we look at all of our environmental impacts,” Brock said.