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Date of Issue: February 11, 2009

Brief bridge closures next week

A Florida Department of Transportation press release announced that Anna Maria Island Bridge contractor Quinn Construction will close the bridge to vehicular traffic for several brief periods during the week of Feb. 16-20.

The closures are to perform tests on the mechanical and electrical systems on the bridge, the release said, and each closing is expected to last about as long as a typical bridge closing for a boat passing through the draw.

The release advises pedestrians and bicyclists that the south sidewalk remains closed, but the north sidewalk is accessible.