Oakwood Drive Bridge Replacement

Project ID


Project Location

Oakwood Drive over Stephanie's Channel in Harbor Bluffs subdivision

Project Status

Construction: In progress

Oakwood Bridge Project 

March 23, 2023: With completion of the sheet piles on the south side of the bridge, the contractor will remove the crane from the site on March 24 for demolition of the remaining seawall.

Construction will then begin on the concrete cap for the bulkhead wall on the west side of the canal, while a concrete pipe is installed on the east side. Large rocks (rip rap) will be placed in the canal against the bulkhead wall when pipe installation is complete.

The contractor intends to set the beams on the south side of the bridge by the end of April and have Phase 1 of the project complete by mid-June 2023. With completion of Phase 1, traffic will be shifted to the newly constructed south half of the bridge.

To receive project updates by cell phone during the construction process via the Nixle alert system, text OWBR to 888777.

Project Overview

Pinellas County is replacing the Oakwood Drive bridge over Stephanie’s Channel as part of an ongoing effort to maintain and operate a network of over 140 bridges located throughout the County. The bridge, located in the Harbor Bluffs subdivision, will be reconstructed with two 10-foot travel lanes and a 7-foot, 6-inch sidewalk that will improve pedestrian safety across the bridge. Utility lines, including water, sewer, gas, and power, will also be relocated during construction.

To maintain access to the island portion of the neighborhood, the bridge will be constructed in two phases. One lane will be kept open during construction using a temporary traffic signal to allow for timed, two-way traffic across the bridge.