Frequently Asked Questions

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Who Owns the Bridge?

The bridges are owned by the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority which is an entity that was created by Florida Legislative Act 96-507. Decisions are made by the GIBA Board of Supervisors which consists of 5 publicly elected and 4 Board appointed members.

When does the Swing Bridge open?

The swing bridge opens when hailed by a vessel or for maintnenace purposes. Per Coast Guard Regulation CFR 33 the opening schedule is:

Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 6:00pm: On the hour and half hour

Monday-Friday after 6:00pm: On signal/on demand

Saturdays,Sundays, and Federal Holidays: Every 15 minutes