Bridges and Overpasses

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Bridge Maintenance

The Street and Bridge Operations Division maintains all bridges in the city except bridges that cross I-64 or I-664, which are maintained by the state. The only exception to this is the Cunningham Drive Bridge, which does cross I-64 and is managed by the Streets and Roads Division.

All 39 bridges in the city are inspected at least once every 2 years and cleaned on an as-needed basis. Individual property owners are responsible for the maintenance or repair of their own seawall or shoreline areas. A permit is required for most repairs, so property owners should check with Central Permits before starting any repair work.

Fishing from Bridges

Fishing is only permitted from certain bridges. On some bridges, the sidewalks are not wide enough for pedestrians to walk past fishermen safely and avoid traffic. On other bridges, there is simply no safe place to fish and still be out of the way of vehicle traffic

It is legal to fish or crab from the east side of the John P. Mugler bridge over Mill Creek and the west side of the Mercury Boulevard bridge over Mill Creek, except where posted signs prohibit. For more information about fishing from bridges, you can reference the City Ordinance, Sec. 7-8.