Cape Coral Bridge
|Carries||CR 867A (Cape Coral Bridge Road)|
|Locale||Cape Coral, Florida|
|Maintained by||Lee County Department of Transportation|
|Total length||3,400 ft (1,036 m)|
|Longest span||95 feet (29 m)|
|Clearance below||55 feet (17 m)|
|No. of lanes||4|
|Opened||March 14, 1964|
|Daily traffic||37,960 (2017)|
|Toll||For Westbound traffic only (As of 2022)
LeeWay/Sunpass/Interoperable Transponders: $2
Toll By Plate (w/o LeeWay/SunPass/Interoperable Transponders): $5+$2 For Additional Axles
The Cape Coral Bridge is a bridge located in Southwest Florida. It spans the Caloosahatchee River connecting McGregor and Cape Coral. It is made up of two parallel fixed spans, each 3,400 feet (1,000 m) long.
The original span opened for traffic on March 14, 1964, with one lane in each direction. In 1989, a second parallel span opened south of the first span, with two lanes for eastbound traffic, and westbound traffic using both lanes on the original span. In conjunction with the new eastbound span, a four lane overpass was constructed over the intersection of State Road 867 (McGregor Boulevard) just east of the bridge.
The bridge is owned by the Lee County Department of Transportation. There is currently a two dollar toll in effect for westbound vehicles only, and there is no tolls for eastbound traffic. Florida's statewide SunPass prepaid electronic toll collection system is accepted on the Cape Coral Bridge, along with Lee County's "Leeway" prepaid toll system, which is also used on the Midpoint Bridge, and the Sanibel Causeway. However, there is a variable pricing scheme in effect.
There are currently plans to renovate the Cape Coral Bridge, which includes rebuilding the westbound Cape Coral Bridge, widen the bridge to 3 lanes on both direction, allow pedestrian access to the bridge, improve bicycle lanes and improve the intersection between Cape Coral Parkway and Del Prado Boulevard. The project is expected to begin in 2026.
- "Florida Bridge Information – 2018 4th Quarter" (PDF). Florida Department of Transportation. October 1, 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 21, 2018. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
- Wadsworth, Chris; Cull, Anne (2009). Cape Coral. Arcadia Publishing. p. 113. ISBN 978-0-7385-6771-6.
- Rangel, Alexandria (15 June 2022). "Council members review Lee County's next steps to upgrade Cape Coral Bridge". Fox 4 News - Southwest Florida. Fox 4 News. Retrieved 3 July 2022.