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Robert Pearlman

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Today (Dec. 14), Lt. Governor Jeanette Nuñez, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Space Florida, and NASA hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new NASA Causeway Bridge, a $126 million project to build two high-level fixed bridges over the Indian River, providing a new gateway to Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
The existing NASA Causeway has twin 2,993-foot-long bascule bridges, originally built in 1964 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. During the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, the bridges were vital for transportation of space-bound payloads to the launch facilities.

As the new bridges to Florida's future spaceflights, the new 4,025-foot-long spans will be the key corridor for commercial spaceflights for SpaceX and Blue Origin.

Construction of the new spans begins this month. Traffic to and from the Space Center and launch facilities will remain open throughout the project. Motorists should expect to be driving on these new bridges by the end of 2025.

The new NASA Causeway Bridge has its own "mission patch" (via Space Florida on Twitter):

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