The Seminole Gulf Railway, a Fort Myers-based short line railroad, has endured significant damage from Hurricane Ian, resulting in a pause in operations.
The company reported losing three bridges near Fort Myers totaling 1,300 linear feet and three more bridges near Arcadia. Its rail yard in Arcadia is still underwater, executive VP Robert Fay told the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
It may take up to six months to restore service, according to VP of construction Bruce Fay. The 100-mile track from just north of Arcadia to north of Naples carries plastic, propane and food along with a wide assortment of building materials, including lumber, rebar and aggregates.