Lake Alfred Pedestrian Bridge
The Chain of Lakes Trail in Polk County, Florida extends north from Central Park in Winter Haven to US 17/92 in Lake Alfred. The paved trail is approximately 3.2 miles in length. The Chain of Lakes trail is a multi-use pathway that provides access to many of the lakes in the area. There is an intermodal trailhead adjacent to the WHAT (Winter Haven Area Transit) Terminal, providing access to the City’s transit system. With this bridge, the Chain of Lakes Trail will connect with the Lake Alfred - Polk City Connector Trail to eventually continue past I-4 to connect to the Van Fleet National Recreational Trail and the Teco-Auburndale Trail.
This project will construct a 12-foot-wide pedestrian bridge over US 17/92 at the north end of the trail. The bridge will be the sister bridge to the trail bridge over Avenue T in Winter Haven, connecting the southern and northern sections of the trail. The new bridge will be a key connector link in the Dixie Trail System and the Heart of Florida Trail System. The cost is $1.8 million.
One (Southwest Florida)
September 19, 2016