Thursday, January 18, 2018
Transportation

Treasure Island drawbridge fixed after being stuck

TREASURE ISLAND — The Treasure Island Causeway drawbridge is functioning and open for traffic after being stuck in the raised position for much of Saturday and into Sunday morning.

The bridge malfunctioned about 4 p.m. Saturday when pins would not lock, police said. Motorists had to use the Blind Pass or John's Pass bridges until repairs were finished.

This was a temporary fix, authorities said, and crews will return soon to repair the problem permanently.

Treasure Island City Manager Reid Silverboard said bridges frequently need maintenance and repairs, and the city has set aside money for that.

The drawbridge opened in 2007.

"Sometimes things just break," he said. "We haven't gotten the repair estimates, but we'll look."

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