Frequenty Asked Questions

We have assembled answers to your most frequently asked questions here. However if you do not see an answer to your particular question please feel free to contact us directly.

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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