Bridge over Sawgrass expressway could provide Everglades access

A bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the Sawgrass Expressway could connect west Broward residents with the Everglades.

The expressway is a man-made barrier separating the county’s sprawling suburbia to the east from the River of Grass to the west, making it difficult for residents to fully appreciate nature that is virtually at their doorsteps.

Broward County commissioners will discuss Tuesday the idea of building a bridge that would connect the county’s BB&T Center property in Sunrise with the Conservation Levee Greenway that lines the Everglades.

“There will be an opportunity for people to enjoy seeing the Everglades,” Broward Commissioner Nan Rich said of the proposal.

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