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Gandy Bridge, Sunshine Skyway both reopen

TAMPA — Two of the Tampa Bay area's key bridges, temporarily closed in Thursday's stormy weather, are back open.

The Sunshine Skyway reopened about 6:25 p.m. after being closed much of the afternoon because of high winds from Tropical Storm Andrea.

The Gandy Bridge, closed Thursday evening by a downed power pole, reopened about an hour later.

The downed line may have been caused by a lightning strike, according to Sgt. Steve Gaskins, a spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol.

Gandy Bridge, Sunshine Skyway both reopen 06/06/13 [Last modified: Thursday, June 6, 2013 8:35pm]

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