Platt Street Bridge Between Bayshore and Ashley Closed until 2012

By Barbara Ann Kelley, CBSTampa.com

If you use the Platt Street Bridge in downtown Tampa to commute, starting today you will need to use a different route.

Beginning Monday morning Platt Street between Bayshore Blvd. and Ashley Street will be shut down for over 3 months as the 85-year old Platt Street Bridge¬† undergoes a $13 million facelift to bring it up to today’s structural standards.

The Platt Street and the bridge are a main artery for drivers who drive daily from South Tampa and Davis Islands to downtown, Channelside, the Convention Center, and the St. Pete Time Forum for concerts and the Lightning games.

There are several alternate routes including, the already over crowded Kennedy Boulevard, the lesser used Cass Street Bridge, and the Selmon Expressway.

Whatever route you do use plan for traffic delays and a longer commute time.

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