A message from GIBA regarding bridge openings

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The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority is required by the United States Coast Guard to open the bridge on the hour from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Open at 4, 6, and 8 p.m. and resume on the hour openings after 8 p.m. A dual bridge opening can take up to 20 minutes so for our customers who would like to minimize their commute time we suggest not arriving at the toll booth close to the top of the hour.

– From GIBA Administration