MID BAY BRIDGE CLOSURE

The closure of the Mid-Bay Bridge is providing some challenges for the Okaloosa County School District. The bridge links Destin to the Niceville area, where many Destin students attend Niceville High School and the STEMM Academy. School District employees also use the bridge. The Florida Department of Transportation abruptly closed the bridge over Choctawhatchee Bay on Tuesday evening for emergency repairs. Okaloosa County School Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson said the school district will have concrete information about a transportation plan. The FDOT said Thursday it is allocating statewide resources and personnel to repair corroded cables under the bridge, but no timetable has been set to reopen the span.

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