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Closed to bike and pedestrian traffic

The trail has recently closed indefinately due to structural problems and there are a lot of upset... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2008
EclecticNature
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St. Petersburg, Florida
No longer open across the bridge

This trail has been closed due to the expense needed for repairs and upkeep. You can still fish on... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2012
GladtoGoRose
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Clearwater, Florida
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Nov 6, 2012
“No longer open across the bridge”
Apr 27, 2012
“Sad its closed...”
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

This trail has been closed due to the expense needed for repairs and upkeep. You can still fish on the entrance to this trail

Date of experience: July 2012
4  Thank GladtoGoRose
Reviewed April 27, 2012 via mobile

It's closed... One of the best spots in Tampa Bay. What a waste. I don't see why it needed to be closed, but it is...

3  Thank PJAmmann
Reviewed January 1, 2012

This is the original part of the Gandy Bridge from the 1920's. It's falling apart from the salt water corrosion. It's a shame that this great trail is closed and waiting for funds to tear it down which is less expensive than repairs.

Date of experience: January 2012
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Reviewed December 21, 2010

I didn't know the Friendship Trail was out, and I had to bike across on the Gandy to get from Tampa to St. Petersberg. Even though the shoulder is wide, it's still completely terrifying to go over the bridge with highway traffic whizzing by and...More

2  Thank Qin2
Reviewed May 4, 2009

The Title of my review is how I feel about this closure. I just found out about this yesterday 5/3/09. I live in Portland, Oregon now and somehow over the net I found a story about this closure. When I lived in Tampa I was...More

5  Thank JimHOregon
Reviewed January 16, 2009

I rode my bike and or walked over this 2.6 mile bridge, at least once a week. It's the only safe way to get across the bay as a pedestrian. 60,000 people biked, bladed, walked, wheelchaired, and fished from it every month, 2,000 a day...More

3  Thank catmanwagner
Reviewed December 1, 2008

The trail has recently closed indefinately due to structural problems and there are a lot of upset bikers. They are not sure if it will be repaired and reopened but I wouldn't bank on it. There is a small portion still open to foot traffic...More

1  Thank EclecticNature
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