Manatee County eyes new boat ramp for Bradenton Riverwalk

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Bradenton and Manatee County are considering the construction of a new boat ramp along the Bradenton Riverwalk.

Manatee County boaters concerned over access to waterways may soon see new boat ramps along the Bradenton Riverwalk and in Ellenton to meet growing demand.

Residents have been outspoken about the limited availability of boat ramp parking in recent months, primarily due to an effort by Palmetto to sell land that has been used as makeshift parking for the city’s Riverside Boat Ramp.

Related:Bradenton Riverwalk extension increases interconnectivity among city’s oldest districts

Previously:Palmetto pumps the brakes on Riverside boat ramp parking land sale

And:Manatee County pushing for major boat ramp project at Sunshine Skyway Bridge

Manatee County commissioners last week directed county staff to secure the necessary permits and interlocal agreements with Bradenton to build a boat launch on the Manatee River.

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