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Construction on new Fort Hamer Bridge could start in March

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MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Construction on the new Fort Hamer bridge could start as soon as March.

According to published reports, the bidding process to construct the bridge was extended and will open on January 21st.

The bridge will span the Manatee River and connect two roads: Upper Manatee River Road and Fort Hamer Road.

The cost of the new bridge is estimated to run about $22 million dollars.