On Thursday, August 25, 2022, a crew began demolition of the Waffle House and Tropical Waves beach store on Highway 98 on Okaloosa Island.
- This demolition is part of the upcoming Brooks Bridge Replacement Project.
In June, the Florida Department of Transportation awarded Superior Construction Southeast with the $171 million design-build contract for the Brooks Bridge Replacement Project.
- In total, the project should take about 5-years to complete.
Most recently, several buildings were demolished in downtown Fort Walton Beach to make way for the new bridge. This included a four-unit building at Oak Breeze Apartments, Pat’s Bait & Tackle shop, Bamboo’s Jamaican Restaurant, Diva Nails & Spa, along with the old Doghouse Surf Shop.
- Additionally, a portion of the front of Props Brewery located at the Shoppes at Paradise Pointe is being removed.