You have questions, We have the answers
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