DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - The "World's Most Famous Beach" is getting a one-of-a-kind bridge.
Volusia County leaders and engineers say at Orange Avenue bridge over the Halifax River in Daytona Beach is coming along. When complete, the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge will honor fallen veterans.
Crews have been out here for months working on the $38 million project, paid for by the federal government. The two-lane bridge will have handicap accessibility, 8-foot sidewalks, fishing piers on both sides of the Halifax River and plaques at 28 spots along the bridge commemorating conflicts in America's military history.
Engineers describe the design as a concrete arch bridge based on they style of bridges built in the 1920s. It will be more than 65 feet tall in some points, eliminating the need for a draw bridge at the crossing of the river.
The bridge is expected to be finished in Spring of 2019.