Bridge Maintenance: SW 4th/7th Ave Bridge & Andrews Ave Bridge

Broward County Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division is performing bridge maintenance on the SW 4th/7th Avenue Bridge and Andrews Avenue Bridge to coincide with FEC’s temporary closure of the adjacent rail bridge over the New River from Saturday, February 11, 2017 to Thursday, February 23, 2017. By completing this maintenance during FEC’s rail bridge closure, future impacts to New River boat traffic will be eliminated.

During the course of the scheduled bridge repairs the Downtown Link trolleys will be following designated detours.

Scope of SW 4th/7th Avenue Bridge Maintenance
· Night Work (Feb 15-16, 2017, 9 pm – 6 am)
· Replace critical components which reduce noise and movement due to vehicles.
· Work requires bridge to be partially open.
· Road will be closed 9 pm-6 am.
· Vessels requiring full opening will not be able to pass.
· First responders to be notified.
· Off-duty enforcement will secure approaches to the bridge.

Scope of Andrews Avenue Bridge Maintenance
· Day and Night Work (Feb 11-23, 2017, Times Vary)
· Replacing temporary power and communications conduit with new 24″ conduit. Barge will block river and normal boat traffic during excavation and placement. Closed to boat traffic (Feb 11-23, 10 pm-9 am).
· Replace pedestrian gate equipment (Feb 13-15 and 20-21, 9 am – 4 pm). One of two northbound lanes closed. Flagger in place to control pedestrians.
· Perform critical repair of vehicle resistance barrier and deck welding. Road closed (Feb 22-23, 9 pm -6 am). Closed to boat traffic during welding. Traffic detoured to SE 3rd Avenue. First responders to be notified.
· Temporary closure of South New River Drive (one-way east) on February 10, 16, and 23, 2017 for mobilization, lifting operation, and demobilization respectively.

Downtown Road and Waterway Closures
Beginning Saturday, February 11, 2017 to Tuesday, February 21, 2017, from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. each day:
(1) The New River will be closed to normal boat traffic under the Andrews Avenue Bridge to coincide with FEC Railway’s closure of the adjacent rail bridge over the New River.

Beginning Monday, February 13, 2017 to Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day:
(1) One of two northbound lanes on Andrews Avenue Bridge, over the New River, may be closed at times.
(2) Pedestrians may be delayed from crossing the Andrews Avenue Bridge, over the New River, for short periods of time.

Beginning Wednesday, February 15, 2017 to Friday, February 17, 2017, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day:
(1) SW 4th/7th Avenue at the New River will be closed from SW 5th Street to Las Olas Boulevard.

Beginning Monday, February 20, 2017 to Tuesday, February 2t, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day:
(1) One of two northbound lanes on Andrews Avenue Bridge, over the New River, may be closed at times.

Beginning Wednesday, February 22, 2017 to Friday, February 23, 2017, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day:
(1) Andrews Avenue at the New River will be closed from SE 5th Street to Las Olas Boulevard.

On February 10th, 16th, and 23, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day:
(1) South New River Drive (one-way eastbound) will be closed.

Riverwalk Water Trolley Service Advisory – Stops 1, 2, 7 & 8

This service advisory for Stops 1 & 8 is in effect from 

Saturday, February 11, 2017 through Thursday, February 23, 2017

The New River bridge will be undergoing repairs from Saturday, February 11, 12:01 a.m. – Thursday, February 23, 12:01 a.m. to prepare for future Brightline passenger rail service. With the bridge being locked in the down position for these repairs, the Riverwalk Water Trolley will not be able to travel its regular route and will not be providing service to Stop 1 – Esplanade Park and Stop 8 – Tarpon River during this time period. 

CLICK HERE for more information regarding closures due to the Brightline passenger rail service.

This service advisory for Stops 2 & 7 is in effect from 

Saturday, February 11, 2017 through Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Broward County Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division will be performing bridge maintenance at the Andrews Avenue Bridge over the New River in Fort Lauderdale beginning on Saturday, February 11, 2017, and concluding on or before Thursday, February 23, 2017.  The Riverwalk Water Trolley will not be able to travel its regular route and will not be providing service to Stop 2 – Riverfront Plaza and Stop 7 – South Andrews Business District West during this time period. 

CLICK HERE for more information regarding the Andrews Avenue bridge maintenance.

To track the Riverwalk Water Trolley in real-time, download the free “Sun Trolley Tracker” App. For more information, visit www.riverwalkwatertrolley.com or call 954-TROLLEY to speak to a live neighbor support representative.

Water Trolley Photo Sharing Contest – Prizes Available!

The Water Trolley is hosting a Photo Sharing Contest with theGOapp and a winner is picked every two weeks to win gift cards to local restaurants!

How do you enter the Photo Sharing Contest?

  1. Download “theGOapp”
  2. Click on [SELFIES=$] and select Riverwalk Water Trolley
  3. Take a fun or scenic picture on or with the Water Trolley
  4. SHARE your best image and use #WaterTrolley

It’s that easy! If your image is selected as a winner, you will be notified. The more you share, the greater the chance of winning.

Water Trolley Extending Service for Boat Show

The Water Trolley service hours will be expanded to help support transportation for the boat show.

The Water Trolley will be operating through the 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. break period today, November 3, 2016.

On Nov 4, 5, 6, and 7 (Friday through Monday), we will provide continuous service from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. without any break periods.

Sun Trolley and Water Trolley Service Suspended 10/5

SERVICE SUSPENDED: Please be advised that as of the 11 p.m. advisory last night, Broward County has been issued with a Hurricane Warning. As a result, service on all routes for the Sun Trolley and Water Trolley is suspended for Wednesday, October 5, 2016. More updates to come regarding operations for Thursday and Friday. Stay Safe!

Take the Sun Trolley and Riverwalk Water Trolley to Jazz Brunch!

Relax at JM Lexus Sunday JazzBrunch onJM Lexus July 3, 2016

The first Sunday of every month (on the scenic Riverwalk) is the JM Lexus Sunday Jazz Brunch. This free outdoor concert series takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features the best local jazz artists on three stages from Esplanade Park to Riverfront.

One of Fort Lauderdale’s most popular community events, the JM Lexus Sunday Jazz Brunch invites everyone to bring their blankets, chairs and picnic baskets along with well-behaved, leashed pets to the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District for the best in local jazz.

Park your car and take the Sun Trolley! Parking for the JM Lexus Sunday Jazz Brunch is available at the county garage located on S.W. 2nd Street between S.W. 2nd Avenue and Brickell Avenue or at the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District parking garage at S.W. Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Or leave the car at home and take the Riverwalk Water Trolley!

This event is produced by the Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department.

Schedule for July 3, 2016:

Esplanade Pavilion – TK Blu
Connie Hoffman Gazebo – Billy Bones & Justin Trapani
Peck Courtyard – Glyn Dryhurst Swingset

Cross the New River for FREE Starting Saturday, October 18th

The Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (DFLTMA), in partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale and Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, will begin operation of the Riverwalk Water Trolley on Saturday, October 18, 2014. The new water trolley will operate from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 11 p.m. daily and stop at eight locations along the north and south side of the New River.

WaterTrolleyMapThe four designated stops on the north side of the river are:

  • Esplanade Park
  • Riverfront Plaza
  • Huizenga Plaza
  • Riverwalk Laura Ward Park

The four designated stops on the south side of the river are:

  • Smoker Park
  • Downtowner Saloon
  • New River Yacht Club
  • Tarpon River

image4The Riverwalk Water Trolley, operating on an environmentally friendly diesel electric engine, has seating for 48 passengers, is wheelchair accessible and offers bike stows.

Click HERE to read more about the new Riverwalk Water Trolley.