The steel truss bridge span over Deer Prairie Creek was installed on 11/3/22. Thanks to Brett Koppes for letting us know and for sending the above photos and amazing drone video of the installation. See map above for the location of the bridge. When completed, the bridge will allow access to the North Port Legacy Trail connector via the natural surface trail, now designated the Alphabet Trail (Sure beats walking over the weir!). Parking will be available at the Deer Prairie Creek Preserve South parking area, which can be accessed from Tamiami Trail.
According to Brett, the bridge will need additional concrete work and the parking area is still closed for the construction. Stay tuned for updates!