Anna Maria Island Bridge PD&E Study
Billy L. Hattaway, P.E.
District One Secretary
P.O. Box 1249
Bartow, FL 33831
On March 24, 2014, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved the Environmental Assessment for the replacement of the Anna Maria Island Bridge. The project limits include
SR 64 from west of SR 789 (East Bay Drive) to east of Perico Bay Boulevard, a distance of about two miles.
The approved alternative is the high-level fixed bridge with a 65-foot vertical clearance to be built south of the existing bridge. The horizontal clearance will be 100 feet perpendicular between fenders. The replacement bridge will include two 12-foot lanes and two 10-foot shoulders. Ten-foot sidewalks will be included on both sides of the bridge, separated from the shoulders by concrete barrier walls. Four and one-half foot high railings will be provided on the outside of the sidewalks.
The approved alternative is the result of an extensive study process that included engineering analysis, environmental studies, interagency coordination and a public involvement program. You can view the final reports in PDF format on the Project Information page. Over the course of the Project Development and Environment Study from January 2008 through April 2009, several different alternatives were evaluated. The approved alternative was selected because it will allow over 99 percent of vessels that currently use the channel to pass under the bridge; the south alignment will avoid impacting the navigation channel and the Kingfish Boat Ramp and will minimize the need for additional right-of-way acquisition.
The project is eligible to proceed to the next phase of development, the preparation of construction plans, which is funded in fiscal year 2015/2016 of the tentative FDOT Five Year Work Program for fiscal years 2016-2020. The right-of-way acquisition and construction phases of the project are not funded. For more information please contact William Hartmann, P.E. at 863-519-2293 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study at a Glance
One (Southwest Florida)
Est. Completion Date
SR 64 from west of
SR 789 (Gulf Drive) to east of Perico Bay Boulevard, Manatee County
Atkins North America
FDOT Project Manager
William Hartmann, P.E.