LIVE OAK — The Hal Adams Bridge will be closed two nights next week.
The bridge, which takes State Road 51 across the Suwannee River, will be closed as part of bridge testing by the Florida Department of Transportation, weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting.
The bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday. FDOT crews will be surveying the cables on the bridge as part of routine bridge maintenance. During this inspection, there can be no movement on the bridge, and no vehicles will be allowed on the bridge during this time.
Detours will be in place both nights. Traffic from Live Oak will be detoured to U.S. Highway 129 South to U.S. 27 North. Traffic from Mayo will be detoured to U.S. 27 South to U.S. 129 North.
Opened in 1947 as the first suspension bridge built in Florida, the bridge was named for Hal W. Adams, of Mayo, a former county judge in Lafayette County and circuit judge for both Lafayette and Suwannee counties.