Farewell Friendship Trail Bridge

Looking east on the old Gandy Bridge when it was still open as a recreational trail. Photo Credit: HARTride 2012.
Looking east on the old Gandy Bridge when it was still open as a recreational trail. Photo Credit: HARTride 2012.

It’s the end of an era for Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties, and no…it’s not the St. Pete Pier.

The 1956 span of the Gandy Bridge, known since 1999 as the Friendship Trail Bridge, is coming down after sitting dormant and decaying for the past seven years. Despite efforts during the past several years to try and save the bridge from the wrecking ball, none were able to materialize.


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Platt St bike lane is coming along well

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The City of Tampa recently announced the addition of buffered bike lanes to Platt St, pictured here. The process is nearing completion. Photo Credit: HARTride 2012.

Remember a few months ago when the City of Tampa announced that they were going to add buffered bike lanes to Platt St from Armenia Ave to Bayshore Blvd? Well, that process has been underway for the past few weeks, much sooner than I expected, and it appears to be nearing completion at this point. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing the finished product. 🙂