This bridge will not be easily removed as it is listed as a historical monument. It is occasionally closed for repairs and maintenance. The locals love this bridge and would not want it changed or widened. The Coast Guard is happy with the draw span horizontal clearance as no barges or wide vessels enter the Ortega River (unlike the Bridge of Lions in St. Augustine which had to be completely overhauled to accommodate frequent commercial traffic).
Beautiful Old Florida Bridge, not many like it. See it before someone at the Transportation Department thinks it needs to be replaced.