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UPDATE: Lovers Key bridge reopens

June 23, 2017
Jessica Salmond - News Editor ( , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

UPDATE: The Lovers Key drawbridge is now open to traffic. The bridge has been repaired and inspected.

Travelers, be advised: the Lovers Key drawbridge is currently shut down.

According to a press release from the Lee County Sheriff's Office, the drawbridge between Fort Myers Beach and Lovers Key, which extends over Big Carlos Pass, is currently malfunctioning. The bridge is shut down until further notice, and the Sheriff's Office is advising drivers and bicyclists to seek an alternate route.

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Once the bridge is fixed, it will have to be inspected, said Tiffany Wood, spokeswoman for the department. There is no estimated time schedule for the bridge to re-open. This story will be updated when more information is available.



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