(941) 697-2271 admin@giba.us

Welcome to the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (GIBA)

Red Tide Conditions – https://coastalscience.noaa.gov

Marine Conditions  – https://marineweather.gov

Web Access for Toll Pass Accounts – The site can be used to update your contact information, set up notification preferences, request additional passes, edit payment information, add funds, print receipts, monthly statements/pass usage. For instructions to register click here 

The Boca Grande Swing Bridge is located in Placida, Florida. It is the only land link from Charlotte County to the three (3) barrier islands known as: North, Cole and Gasparilla Island. The Boca Grande Swing Bridge spans two 80-foot wide channels on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at Placida Harbor. The GIBA took over operations of the bridge’s causeway and toll system in 1998 and is a State of Florida Independent Special District. The Annual Financial Report can be found at https://apps.fldfs.com/LocalGov/Reports/

The weight limit on the GIBA bridges is 80,000 lbs. All large vehicles (dump trucks, tractor trailers with 3 or more axles, heavy commercial trucks and equipment) are required to be weighed on the GIBA truck scale. The GIBA truck scale lane is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Vehicles weighing over the limit will not be permitted to cross the bridges.

Vehicles going on island empty to pick up may be required to re-weigh when exiting the island and overweight vehicles will be fined and future island access will be restricted. 


Administrative Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm

Telephone Number: 941-697-2271 

Mailing Address:  PO Box 1918 Boca Grande, FL  33921

Physical Address: 6201 Boca Grande Causeway  Placida, FL  33946


Toll Rates

  • Cars – $6.00 each
  • Trucks, Campers, RV’s, Buses, Trailers – $5.50 per axle
  • Bicycles – $3.00 each

Payments Accepted

  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Apply Pay/Google Pay
  • GIBA Toll Pass

**Sun Pass, EZ Pass, Lee Way Pass   NOT ACCEPTED



All Meetings are held at the GIBA Administration Building

6201 Boca Grande Causeway, Placida FL 33946

Quarterly Board Meeting

Thursday August 15, 2024


Board Members:  giba.easyboard.com

Employment Opportunities

 GIBA Employment Application   click here

Toll Pass Application

 to print toll pass application   click here