On Tuesday, the Mid-Bay Bridge was suddenly closed for emergency repairs and residents weren’t the only ones who received short notice.
Van Fuller, president of the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority said he found out the bridge was being closed at the same time every one else did. According to Fuller, the Florida Department of Transportation is in charge of all repairs and maintenance for the Mid-Bay Bridge and they’re the ones who decided on the sudden closure.
“They were doing some additional testing in one of the spans that had a deteriorated tendon … and found an additional tendon that needed to be replaced,” Fuller said. “That drove the decision to close the bridge.”