Pelican Creek Bridge Replacement

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Newly replaced Pelican Creek Bridge.

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

To ensure the Pelican Creek estuary can flow unimpeded and evolve naturally, the original causeway, built in 1902, was replaced with a 1,500-foot-long viaduct. Construction on the bridge began in 2019 and was completed in late 2020. This work was part of the Fishing Bridge to Indian Pond project, which also included widening 3.5 miles of the East Entrance Road, improving parking areas and pullouts, and rehabilitating Fishing Bridge. To fund this infrastructure improvement, the park received $40 million from the Federal Highways Administration.

 
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An aerial view of the old Pelican Creek Bridge before replacement.
 
The side of a run-down bridge The side of a run-down bridge

Left image
Before

Right image
During Construction

 
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Pelican Creek Bridge after replacement.
 

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Last updated: March 30, 2022

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