Six Tampa Bay Bridges “Structurally Deficient”


Half a dozen Tampa Bay bridges are being called “structurally deficient” in a new Federal Highway Administration report.

The designation may sound ominous but officials say it does not mean the spans are unsafe.

It simply means they must be repaired or replaced within six years.

The 6 bridges in need of attention are:


Pinellas County

State Road 679 (Pinellas Bayway) over Boca Ciega Bay

Nine Street S over Booker Creek

10th and 11th Avenues S over Booker Creek


Polk County

County Line Road Bridge over the Peace River

Kraft Road Bridge over the Kraft Canal


Hillsborough County

Big Bend Road over the Big Bend Drain