ST. AUGUSTINE –
The Bridge of Lions Rehabilitation Project team plans to close the end of Dolphin Drive at the intersection with Anastasia Boulevard for approximately three days, from Tuesday, April 15, 2008 through Thursday, April 17, 2008. The intersection of Dolphin Drive and Anastasia Boulevard is located in the South Davis Shores neighborhood at the east end of the temporary Bridge of Lions. Changes in the weather or delivery of construction materials may delay the beginning or the duration of this activity.
This closure is necessary to accommodate reconstruction of the drainage system in the area. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through alternate neighborhood streets while Dolphin Drive is closed.
The Bridge of Lions was commemorated during a Closing Ceremony held Friday, May 26, 2006 at 10:00 a.m., prior to rehabilitation work beginning on the bridge. A sizeable crowd of locals and tourists watched as DOT 1, a 1920s era truck, was the last official last car to travel across the Bridge of Lions – a tribute to the bridge’s 1927 opening.
Paul Williamson, Public Affairs Director for the City of St. Augustine, conducted the ceremony as remarks were heard by St. Augustine Mayor George Gardner and Florida Department of Transportation Resident Engineer Bill Craig, P.E. The St. Augustine Police Department presented Colors while soloist David Elder of Anastasia Baptist Church sang a touching rendition of America the Beautiful.
Стриптиз, порно , порно массаж One of the highlights of the ceremony was the reconnecting of a silver ribbon. Mrs. Isabella Ingraham Heard, as a young girl, was an attendant in the party of Ms. Jean Rodenbaugh, the 10-year-old girl who cut a silver ribbon to officially open the Bridge of Lions in 1927. Mrs. Heard was assisted by Mayor Gardner and Mr. Craig in reconnecting a symbolic silver ribbon during the ceremony, in anticipation of being able to cut a silver ribbon once again upon the re-opening of the Bridge of Lions following its rehabilitation. The ceremony concluded with the official raising of the drawbridge for the last time prior to beginning rehabilitation.