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Coupling failure closes bridge to traffic during holiday weekend

May 29, 2015
By Boca Beacon
BY JACK SHORT – The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority closed its swing bridge briefly to road traffic and for at least 19 hours to boat traffic beginning Sunday afternoon, according to representatives from GIBA and the United States Coast Guard. During an opening at 4:45 p.m. on May 24, the bridge tender noticed that wedges […]

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