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The Mid-Bay Bridge is closed. Here's what we know

Good morning! As President Trump addressed the nation last night, Okaloosa County was focused on one
The Mid-Bay Bridge is closed. Here's what we know
By Get The Coast • Issue #38 • View online
Good morning!
As President Trump addressed the nation last night, Okaloosa County was focused on one thing:
The closing of the Mid-Bay Bridge! 😩
If you travel using the Mid-Bay Bridge and this is your first time hearing of the closure, I’m terribly sorry for ruining your morning.
According to Okaloosa County officials, the Mid-Bay Bridge has been closed effective immediately due to emergency repairs and commuters should see alternative routes.
The Northwest Florida Daily News reported that corrosion on post-tensioning tendons was found by inspectors.
Post-tensioning tendons are one of the internal support systems placed inside the bridge. There are multiple tendons in each span of the Mid-Bay Bridge.
The bridge will open to traffic once repairs are complete. However, no estimated completion time was given.
To read our entire coverage of the closing and to read about EMS and school transportation routes, click here.
Are you affected by this closing? Thoughts on the abrupt shutdown of the bridge?

Taproom and Bottleshop
Yesterday afternoon I had the opportunity to check out the 850 Craft Reserve over by the mall. They are located on the right-half of the old Applebees building and have a pretty cool setup.
If you like unique (and somewhat hard to find) beer, this is a spot you need to visit. Aside from having 12 on tap at all time, they have a cooler filled with different brands for on-site consumption or carry out.
They also have a grand opening happening this Saturday!
I sat down with owner Kevin Tarver to get him to explain the concept of 850 Craft Reserve and what you can expect from this new bar.
850 Craft Reserve Bottleshop & Taproom
850 Craft Reserve Bottleshop & Taproom
Have you been to 850 Craft Reserve, yet?
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Ok, that’s all I have for you this morning! Remember, if you are commuting you might want to leave a little earlier since so many people will now have to use alternative routes. Hope you have a great Wednesday and I’ll see ya tomorrow!
Jared
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