Destin Mid-Bay Bridge is Open
The Destin Mid-Bay Bridge re-opened this morning after emergency repairs were made to to damaged steel cables. The Florida Department of Transportation had originally said the repairs would take at least two weeks so the re-opening was ahead of schedule.
Traffic is limited to two-axle vehicles including cars, trucks, SUVs, school buses and limited EMS and first responder equipment. Semi-trucks and commercial vehicles are required to use alternate routes. Message boards are set up at both end to let motorists know details of the repairs.¬†The bridge was closed January 8 after a routine inspection revealed problems with the steel cables installed along the length of the span.
Great news for locals and those planning upcoming vacations in Destin.