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Flagler Memorial Bridge: Half Open at Last

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Special for the Civic Association News: Dian Vujovich

It’s been a week since what locals call the North Bridge has reopened. And opened on time without a hitch, snag or crumbling piling.

While the Flagler Memorial Bridge only has half the number of lanes open now for traffic -- one westbound and one eastbound -- half is much better than nothing. In addition to making the drive to and from the island a lot quicker and easier, the opening has provided some welcome relief to shop owners and merchants, who found their off-season business more off than ever from May through October.

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