Golf Cart Bridge over Turnpike Found!!!

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Golf Cart Bridge over Turnpike Found!!!
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Old 07-01-2019, 08:37 AM
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Default Golf Cart Bridge over Turnpike Found!!!

Every week a take a drive around the areas of The Villages in search of things to include in my videos. Yesterday was no different.

While driving down the Turnpike from US301 to CR470 I spotted the work that has begun on the new bridge to cross the Turnpike that will provide the anxiously awaited connectivity between the two areas of The Villages.

Still no clue on when the SR44 bridge at Brownwood is going to be set in place. Pilings for the second bridge over SR44 have also started.

Below is a short video of the new bridge work over the Turnpike

The golf cart bridge over the Turnpike has started - YouTube
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Old 07-01-2019, 08:49 AM
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Great find! Very exciting to see the start of this!
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Old 07-01-2019, 08:52 AM
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I had thought the The Villages was going refurbish a bridge once used as a cattle crossing over the Turnpike! Is that out of the planning?
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Old 07-01-2019, 10:12 AM
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Great shots, as for the Cattle Bridge I heard the same thing unless they've decided to make everything uniform. Time will tell !
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Old 07-01-2019, 10:16 AM
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I had thought the The Villages was going refurbish a bridge once used as a cattle crossing over the Turnpike! Is that out of the planning?
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Great shots, as for the Cattle Bridge I heard the same thing unless they've decided to make everything uniform. Time will tell !
The cattle bridge (Bailey Bridge) is south of the Okahumpka Service Plaza and CR468. This bridge is farther north between CR468 and US301, basically due south of Brownwood.

yes there is a lot of work going on on the Bailey Bridge bridge also.
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Old 07-01-2019, 10:20 AM
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I thought I read that the Cattle Bridge was going to be used as a 2nd Bridge across the Turnpike to the East.
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Old 07-01-2019, 01:47 PM
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Nice job GWN. I'm going to pose a question with "I heard" in it, but I'm looking for an answer that does not contain "I heard". Rather, one that is backed up by fact. So, I heard the turnpike bridge connectivity is now being "promised" by Spring of 2020. When I moved here over a year ago, it was "promised" by January of 2020. It's encouraging to see that work has begun. But does anyone know, as a matter of fact, that the timeline has officially been slid to Spring?
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Old 07-01-2019, 03:30 PM
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Nice job GWN. I'm going to pose a question with "I heard" in it, but I'm looking for an answer that does not contain "I heard". Rather, one that is backed up by fact. So, I heard the turnpike bridge connectivity is now being "promised" by Spring of 2020. When I moved here over a year ago, it was "promised" by January of 2020. It's encouraging to see that work has begun. But does anyone know, as a matter of fact, that the timeline has officially been slid to Spring?
I've heard and read nothing that has changed the projected date for connectivity. If one hears it from a "reputable" realtor, they're not, they're using scare tactics again.

When thing change you most likely see it either in The Daily Sun or in the insert in The Villages Magazine. If it's on that other web site, take it for what it's worth, not much.

If I hear something "official" thorough my sources, I'll spread the new. Until then, Carpe Diem.
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So from what I can tell, the bridge is going right where it shows on their Map... Also including Twoplanekids picture of the area from a few weeks ago - you can see the golf course and the pond that matches up. Look where the sign is and you can see where it will cross. Very cool stuff. Can't wait to see it all in action. Really looks like the area north of the Turnpike will have a LOT of preserve sites also.
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So from what I can tell, the bridge is going right where it shows on their Map... Also including Twoplanekids picture of the area from a few weeks ago - you can see the golf course and the pond that matches up. Look where the sign is and you can see where it will cross. Very cool stuff. Can't wait to see it all in action. Really looks like the area north of the Turnpike will have a LOT of preserve sites also.
The Villages has reached the "Everglades".
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