Coast Guard Sets Bridge Security Zone For RNC

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ The Coast Guard has established 15 additional security zones for bridges in the Tampa Bay area beginning Aug. 25 and running through the Republican National Convention.

The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/SxniGO) reports that boats will be allowed to pass through the security zones, but anchoring, loitering, mooring and stopping are prohibited within 50 yards of designated bridges.

The security zones will take effect at 12:01 p.m. Aug. 25 and end at 1 a.m. Aug. 31.

The Courtney Campbell Causeway, Howard Frankland Bridge and the Gandy Bridge will have 24-hour security zones.

Any Coast Guard updates will be posted at http://homeport.uscg.mil .

The Republican National Convention will be held Aug. 27-30 in downtown Tampa.

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