Bridge closure to pass quietly
The Florida Department of Transportation was scheduled to close the Anna Maria Island Bridge to boat traffic between 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, and 6 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19.
DOT spokesperson Cindy Clemmons-Adente said the closure was to allow repair crews to remove the asbestos from the bridgetenders building.
Clemmons-Adente said the closure was not scheduled to interfere with any vehicular traffic.
The $9.2 million renovation project for the bridge is still slated to begin in January, she added, but the bridge will not be closed to vehicular traffic until the end of September.