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In Belleair Beach, Florida - You're over 50 and Scrapped for a Newer Model

Belleair Beach, Florida Building a New bridge

belleair beach florida bridge replacement project  "At over 50 years old, the existing bridge is now out with the old and in with the new - a new bridge is coming.

The existing 2 lane low-level bridge is being scrapped to make way for a larger, higher, better bridge over the Clearwater Harbor waterways for Belleair Beach, Florida. 

This is an extensive project for Belleair Beach and Pinellas County is estimated to cost over $72 million and take about 3 1/2 years. The causeway is 1.67 miles in length and 2 bridges will be replaced with one large one that spans Clearwater Harbor. 

The changes and a complete plan are explained in detail with detailed professional video" (Read more)..

 

 

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Comment balloon 33 commentsCyndee Haydon • June 09 2007 10:52AM

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So are you guys getting ready for 3 1/2  years of traffic?
Posted by Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA (805 County Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Cyndee the new bridge sounds awesome. How will this impact traffic during construction?
Posted by Ashley Drake Gephart (Drake Intel Group) over 11 years ago
Cyndee - what kind of traffic issues will this cause - I hope they thought about that in a way that motorist will not be pulling out their hair.
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) over 11 years ago

This looks like a great addition to the area and when it is complete it will definitely change the market!

Posted by David A. Podgursky PA, THE PODGURSKY GROUP - Make the Right Move! (THE PODGURSKY GROUP @ Re/Max Direct) over 11 years ago
Mana - it definitely means you have to plan your travel times. Normal days are fine but when we hit season - it will mean long delays. The price of progress 
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Ashley - we have slowly and painfully been replacing the bridges which when done - each one is such an asset for traffic and ammenities - but there's no quick way to do it.
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Thesa - I'm sure there will be people who will end up with less hair. The thing that makes it really tough is that the other way to get their from Clearwater Beach is full of construction doing the big Beach Walk project so there's nothing to do but give yourself plenty of time and enjoy the water views as you wait. :-)
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
David - it will be a great addition and the improve facilities will be really appreciated. One of the hardest parts about this construction is that we lost a widely used boat ramp during construction - that puts an extra load on all the others and some people have to travel further to put in now. 
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago

Cyndee, I hope that it will be fun all this construction to wait, see and have a slow traffic, sometimes when builders here in colorado do a construction of a public way it makes the traffic so slow hahaha.

 

Posted by Ray Saenz, Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor (Exit Realty Laredo) over 11 years ago
Ray, it will be painful at times but it will be worth it in the end - patience is a virtue - right? 
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago

Just nice to hear about Belleair Beach....Beautiful area!

 

Bob Mitchell

ValueList Real Estate Services, Inc. 

Posted by R. B. "Bob" Mitchell - Loan Officer Raleigh/Durham, Bob Mitchell (NMLS#1046286) (Bank of England (NMLS#418481)) over 11 years ago

Bob - thanks for stopping by - this is truly a beautiful area.  Here's what the public boat ramp looked like before the Belleair Beach Causeway began construction... 

Belleair Beach Florida Boat Dock before construction

Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Cyndee - looks like I am about to be scrapped! Love your titles!! These type of improvements, although necessary, seem to take so long to complete. Use it to your advantage; go where the traffic is and plant your signs :)
Posted by Paula Henry, Realtor - Indianapolis Real Estate - 317-605-4174 (Home to Indy Team @ HomeSmart Realty Group) over 11 years ago

Cyndee,

Great job reporting on the newest bridge. It will definitely improve both auto and boat access.

Jack

Posted by Jack Haydon, Clearwater Beach Condos - Real Estate Homes for Sale (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Cyndee, nice local post.  I hope I don't get scrapped when I reach that milestone myself. =)
Posted by Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873), GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay | (eXp Realty LLC) over 11 years ago
Paula - glad those titles are reeling you in :-) - We're all getting closer that we'd like to that number. Thanks for taking time to comment and rate the post!  
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Jack - I thanks for your encouragement - you're the best.
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Maggie - I'm with you - pleaaaaaaaaase don't scrap me at 50! I keep telling my self I'm not getting older - just better, like fine wine! Thanks for taking time to visit.
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Cyndee...there is no doubt in my mind that you and Jack are the most informative agents in the Clearwater Beach, and surrounding areas! 
Posted by Kim Murphy, Mortgage Loans in DuPage, Kane, Cook, Lake, Will C (Draper and Kramer) over 11 years ago
Kim - thank you for the kind words! We do love it here - P.S. you got an extra "t" in clearwater! :-0
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
oops!
Posted by Kim Murphy, Mortgage Loans in DuPage, Kane, Cook, Lake, Will C (Draper and Kramer) over 11 years ago
Cyndee - does this bridge affect you directly, like daily?  The 3.5 years will be fun but when it's done it will be wonderful!!
Posted by Susie Roscoe, Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL (Signature Realty Associates) over 11 years ago
One more thing...does this mean when you and Jack get close to 50 you're OUTTA CLEARWATER BEACH???
Posted by Susie Roscoe, Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL (Signature Realty Associates) over 11 years ago
Catchy Headline for sure!
Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 11 years ago
Susie - I hope not - I'm getting closer than I care to admit and Jack's been there done that! The construction periods are never fun! Luckily it doesn't affect us daily.  
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
Okay....out with the old and in with the new...I'm gonna be 50 shortly...what can I do to "appear" new...haha!  I certainly am not scrap or intend to be..haha!  I sure liked that title. Anyway, usually after 50 years something needs to be changed ....in my case I constantly change so that's a good thing...no need to replace hahaha!  Thanks for the story.
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 11 years ago
Traffic?  What's traffic?  We don't have that in Florida...right!  Well, our hope is that the new bridge will be better for our community down the road and make local travel easier!  At least we are taking care of our bridges!  Enjoy the upcoming traffic jam by taking the opportunity to look at the water...it could be worse!
Posted by Leah Ross, Tampa, Florida Mortgage (Your Tampa Bay Mortgage Source) over 11 years ago
Cyndee, I won't allow my wife to see this, I am a bit over 50 and not wanting to give her any ideas.  Great post.
Posted by Darrel Quebedeaux (Evergreen Realty & Associates Inc.) over 11 years ago

Cyndee, Right :) you are right !!

 

Posted by Ray Saenz, Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor (Exit Realty Laredo) over 11 years ago

Sally - you're like fine wine - just getting better with age - no worries :-);

Leah: all good things have a price to pay - right/

Darrel - Yep - you have my permission to tell her what I told Sally above :-)

Ray: You are always so sweet to me - thanks for visiting.

Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 11 years ago
You gave me a good laugh this morning.  I was enjoying the title so much it took me a moment to look at the photo and go "ohhhhh, that kind of scrap."
Posted by Tina Howell, Little Elm & Frisco Area Real Estate (RE/MAX DFW Associates VI) over 11 years ago

It's estimated to cost over $72 million?!  It better be one heck of a bridge!  I didn't check out the video but it sounds like most of the "causeway" part will be gone and it'll mostly be a bridge.  I'm sure it needed updating or to be expanded/replaced, but sometimes I like things the way they are.  Bigger isn't always better.

BTW, I see the GoDaddy blogs have improved quite a lot since they first offered them.

Posted by S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL, Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist (United Realty Group, Inc.) about 11 years ago

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