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Date of Issue: May 06, 2009

County to hear from DOT on bridge

The Florida Department of Transportation was scheduled to present the Manatee County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday its recommendation for a high, fixed-span bridge on Manatee Avenue from Perico Island to Anna Maria Island.

The recommendation still needs approval from the U.S. Coast Guard, and any replacement for the Anna Maria Island Bridge is more than a decade away.

To see the DOT’s AMI Bridge PowerPoint presentation, go to www.islander.org.