San Sebastian Bridge Ribbon Cutting

The San Sebastian Bridge on US 1 in St. Augustine was officially opened on February 22, 2013 as FDOT, St. Augustine and St. Johns County officials joined in the ribbon cutting.


Left to right is Jeff Williams and Sharon Griffiths, both FDOT, St. Augustine Police Chief Loran Leuders, FDOT District Two Secretary Greg Evans, St. Johns County Commissioner Ron Sanchez, Don Davis of Archer Western (contractor), Ron Hoogland of GAI Consultants (designer), St. Augustine City Commissioner Roxanne Horvath, St. Johns County Commissioner Rachel Bennett, St. Augustine Fire Chief Michael Arnold, St. Augustine City Manager John Regan, St. Augustine City Commissioner Don Crichlow, Sylvester Asiamah of GAI Consultants (designer) and Steve Hill of Eisman & Russo (CEI).

The $13.5 million replacement of the existing 51-year old bridge was accelerated and completed in about 18 months to not conflict with the events for the City of St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary. The new 4-lane bridge has additional safety measures added including a 2-foot, 8-inch high barrier wall between the travel lanes and the sidewalk and a designated 4-foot wide bicycle lane.