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SR 83 (US 331) Bridge Over Choctawhatchee Bay

FDOT office in Chipley
Project photo
View of the new Clyde B. Wells Bridge from Thomas Pilcher Park.

Project Details

This design/build bridge project over Choctawhatchee Bay began in January 2014 to construct a new US 331 bridge across Choctawhatchee Bay and has now been completed. The $118.5 million bridge was built immediately east of the current Clyde B. Wells Bridge and features two northbound travel lanes with accompanying shoulders. The existing structure is now being used exclusively for two lanes of southbound traffic. In addition to the new bridge, a dedicated park and recreation area were built beneath the southern approach. New ramps from US 331 provide access to the park. The facility provides a panoramic vista of Choctawhatchee Bay along with ample parking, a boat launch, space for fishermen, public restrooms and a covered picnic area.

Traffic Impacts

All lanes are open with no impacts to traffic.

Note: All information is preliminary and subject to change without notice.

Project Overview

Project Number 220664-2
Work Type Bridge Replacement and Add Lanes
Project Length 3.358 miles
Estimated Completion Spring 2017
Est. Construction Cost $118.5 M
Project Manager Billy Robinson

Project Documents

Affected Areas

Roads SR 83, US 331
Counties Walton

Public Meetings


Billy Robinson

Data current as of 06/02/2017.