County Commission endorses replacing Beckett Bridge
The Pinellas County Commission Tuesday endorsed tearing down the historic Beckett Bridge in Tarpon Springs.
Commissioners voted unanimously to move toward replacing the structure with a new drawbridge that would be less expensive to maintain and safer for drivers.
The county will review that decision, along with other options for replacing or repairing the bridge, after a public hearing in February, according to County Administrator Bob LaSala. But Tuesday's vote gives a strong indication of the county's direction and is likely to ignite further debate on an issue that for years has divided Tarpon Springs.
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