By Steve Plunkett
The bridge over the Boca Raton Inlet, which has been closed for repainting, will reopen to vehicles and pedestrians at approximately noon on Oct. 8, the Florida Department of Transportation announced.
"Normal bridge operations have resumed with on-demand openings for marine vessels," FDOT spokeswoman Angel Streeter Gardner said. "Painting operations are anticipated to continue through the end of the month of October."
The bascule bridge, officially known as the Haven Ashe Bridge after a longtime bridge tender, closed to land traffic in August.
The state DOT is changing the paint color from light blue to dark blue.
The agency expects the work to be done by late fall.