Notice of Bridge Work June 21, 2021

The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority has an inspection scheduled for the underside of the Swing Bridge on Monday June 21, 2021 from 7am to 7pm. This work will impact vehicle and boat traffic:

  • The Swing Bridge will be restricted to one lane of vehicle traffic.  Drivers should expect delays and use caution. The speed limit will be strictly enforced.
  • The channel will be closed to boat traffic.

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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

The weight limit on the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority swing bridge is 80,000 lbs. All large vehicles (dump trucks, tractor trailers with 3 or more axles, heavy commerical trucks and equipment) are required to be weighed on the GIBA truck scale. Click to view the policy. Questions: contact GIBA admin M-F 8am-4pm 941-697-2271.



Cash/Credit Card Toll Information
Cars / Pickup Trucks/Motorcycles  ...................$6.00


Commercial Trucks/RV/Camper/ Buses/Trailers................$5.50 per axle




Quarterly Board Meeting

Wednesday August 18, 2021 1pm  

GIBA Administrative Building

A verbatim record of the proceeding will be necessary to appeal a decision made at this meeting.


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