(941) 697-2271 admin@giba.us

Welcome to the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority

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 Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority swing bridge 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. Click to view the policy. Questions: contact GIBA admin M-F 8am-4pm 941-697-2271.


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




GIBA Quarterly Board

February 15, 2022 2pm

GIBA Administration Building

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


Board Members:  giba.easyboard.com

Employment Opportunities

 GIBA Employment Application   click here

Toll Pass Application

 to print toll pass application   click here