TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — There are still some closures in Tampa Bay in the wake of Hurricane Ian, but many area bridges are open following the storm.

The hurricane, which was downgraded to a tropical storm Thursday, brought strong winds, heavy rain and some flooding and widespread power outages to the area.

The Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which links Pinellas and Manatee counties, closed in both directions ahead of the storm, but reopened shortly before 1 p.m. on Thursday. The span typically closes when wind gusts top 40 mph.

Access to Pinellas County’s barrier islands reopened Wednesday.

The City of Sarasota said the Siesta and John Ringling Causeway bridges remain closed Thursday morning, and told residents to stay tune for more updates.

Here is a list of major bridges that are closed as of this writing.


  • Siesta Bridge
  • John Ringling Causeway

Here is a list of bridges that are open.


  • The Sunshine Skyway Bridge
  • Courtney Campbell Causeway
  • Howard Frankland Bridge
  • Gandy Bridge
  • Clearwater Memorial Causeway
  • Bayside Bridge (Pinellas County, Florida)
  • Treasure Island Causeway