Sunshine Skyway Bridge reopens after high winds prompt closure

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Florida Highway Patrol has reopened the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which was closed to all traffic for several hours on Wednesday due to high winds.

The bridge is located over I-275 in St. Petersburg.

Wind speeds were averaging 40 miles per hour when the bridge was closed, with gusts reaching 43 mph.

No further details were provided.

Check the STORM TEAM 8 forecast here.

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