Mathews Bridge Accidents Increase

Posted on May 29, 2008

Is the newly renovated Mathews Bridge in Jacksonville inviting more traffic that is driving faster? That may be why we are seeing more accidents on the span.

One of seven main bridges going into Jacksonville, the Mathews underwent a major renovation in 2007. Instead of the grated surface that was sort of bumpy, a decking material was used that provided resurfacing, a major part of the $13 million project.

Drivers tell Channel 4 that they feel safer without those gratings.  And maybe they are driving faster too, because the channel reports that in the six months since the renovation, there have been 66 accidents, four more than before the renovation.

The Florida Department of Transportation speculates that the new surface may be easier to drive and people may be letting down their guard.

If you or a loved one is involved in an auto accident, the experienced attorneys at Farah & Farah are just a phone call away. Let us know if we can help you. 

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