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Mathews Bridge detour information

9:40 PM, Sep 26, 2013   |    comments
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The following Mathews Bridge Traffic Detour Information was provided by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office:

On Thursday, September 26, 2013, the Mathews Bridge suffered an undetermined amount of damage due to a collision with a ship. The resulting damage has rendered the bridge unsafe pending review by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office recommends avoiding travel through the area. However, if such traffic is unavoidable, JSO recommends the following detours:

East/Westbound detours through the downtown area:
Eastbound primary detour route is to the Hart Bridge via the Union Street Expressway to the Sports Complex exit. Westbound primary detour route is to the Hart Bridge via Cesery Boulevard to Atlantic Boulevard. Motorists should be aware of possible additional delays due to heavy construction.

Detours for Arlington, Ft. Caroline, & Regency areas:
Interstate 95 North to Zoo Parkway to the Dames Point Bridge

Detours for Southside area:
I-95 South to Emerson/University Boulevard exits

The following road closures are also in effect:

E Beaver St. entrance ramp to Matthews Bridge

MLK Blvd. Southbound at East Bound Matthew Bridge Exit  

MLK Blvd. Southbound at Downtown Exit heading west into downtown

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