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Date of Issue: December 20, 2007

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.