FDOT celebrates opening of new SR-44 bridge over St. Johns River

DELAND, Fla. — People who live near the Volusia County and Lake County border will get a chance to celebrate the opening of a brand-new bridge.


Florida Department of Transportation officials cut the ribbon Thursday on the new State Road 44 bridge over the Saint Johns River.

The $47 million fixed-span bridge will replace the old drawbridge that was built in 1955.

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It will provide an improved gateway between Volusia and Lake counties.

Channel 9 will have a crew at the ribbon cutting and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.

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