Riverside Drive bridge closed for maintenance

Photo by Norman Schimmel

The Riverside Drive bridge, northeast of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way bridge over Whitaker Bayou, will be closed for maintenance beginning at noon today, July 16, the City of Sarasota has announced.

The bridge is expected to reopen at 5 p.m. Friday, July 20, a city news release says.

Local traffic will be able to access each end of the bridge from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way and North Riverside Drive, the news release adds. Only the bridge will be closed to traffic. Motorists should follow the detour signs.

Riverside Drive is a local street with light traffic volumes, the news release says.