The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Martin County opened the new Veterans Memorial Bridge to vehicle and pedestrian traffic late Friday, December 21. The new bridge, previously known as the Indian Street Bridge, spans the St. Lucie River and Okeechobee Waterway, connecting C.R. 714 in Palm City with Indian Street in the City of Stuart. New nearby connections to SW Martin Highway, St. Lucie Shores Drive, Butler Avenue, and Feroe Avenue were also opened. The 3,069-foot long bridge features two travel lanes, a bike lane, and sidewalks and overlooks on both sides. The entire project length is approximately two miles and includes the widening of intersections at both ends of the bridge. Martin County hosted a community celebration November 16 to dedicate the bridge to those who have served in our country’s military. The day’s events included a 5K run with over 600 participants, a dedication ceremony attended by federal, state ,and local officials, and a classic car parade. FDOT administered the construction project that began in 2011. The new bridge will be maintained and operated by Martin County.