The Redesigned Atlantic Boulevard Bridge Is Open.
The redesigned Atlantic Boulevard Bridge in Pompano Beach was officially opened, with Mayor Rex Hardin and other city officials overseeing the grand opening and christening ceremony. The $5 million construction and renovation project was funded by the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency. One of the most interesting features of the improvements are two large “sails” at the end of each side of the bridge which are accompanied by a computer operated lighting system allowing the sails to change colors for special occasions. The artwork was designed by local nautical artist Dennis Friel. This represents another effort by the city to turn Pompano Beach into a destination city for tourists and residents from around South Florida.