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As US-41 bridge construction gets underway, first crash detours traffic Friday

A crash on the Caloosahatchee Bridge briefly caused traffic to be diverted Friday morning.
Posted at 9:38 AM, Apr 12, 2024

Crossing the Caloosahatchee Bridge into Fort Myers was even more difficult Friday morning.

As construction continues on the bridge, a crash caused traffic to be diverted.

FDOT closes down one lane on the bridge in both directions every night.

Around 8:45 Friday morning, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office alerted drivers of the crash and traffic changes.


Traffic was diverted at Beau Drive.

Fox 4 crews on the scene say traffic was cleared by 9:30 a.m.

No word on any injuries.

Construction will continue on the bridge until December.