Thursday, October 15, 2009
2-Hour Notice Required: Please call
The Brorein Street Bridge, another of Tampa's bridges that is listed in the Historic Bridges of the United States database, crosses the Hillsborough River just up river from the first crossing, the Platt Street Bridge. Built in 1959, the Brorein is the newest of the bridges and lies in the shadow of the Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway. The bridges are all operable and can be raised to allow for tall boat traffic to pass underneath but as the sign in the upper left states: BRIDGE OPENING, 2 HOUR NOTICE. If your watercraft is taller than the Never Never Land and you need the bridge raised to enter or leave the river, you must give the city two hours notice so they arrange for bridge tenders to raise this bridge and all of the others that you plan to pass through. So that took care of that. I guess that late night, last minute idea to cruise into the Gulf to enjoy a romantic view of the moon is a no-go.