By: R. Michael Brown, Civic Association Communications Director -- The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) took over the Flagler Memorial Bridge from the contractor on October 4 because it had gone 60 days without a malfunction.
On Saturday, the Palm Beach Police reported that the drawbridge malfunctioned around 2:50 p.m., closing for several hours. By 5 p.m. the bridge reopened.
The source of the problem was not immediately known.
FDOT is now fully responsible for the operation, repair, and maintenance of the bridge.