Crossing the pass

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Lanes are narrower on the Longboat Pass Bridge, where the Florida Department of Transportation is overseeing major repairs expected to add 10-15 years to the use of the structure. Overnight work began June 10 and continues through the summer. DOT officials said repairs should not delay daytime traffic on State Road 789/Gulf Drive. For more about the Longboat Pass Bridge project, go online to Islander Photo: Jack Elka