ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The Bridge of Lions was closed to vehicle traffic from late Wednesday morning until noon, and re-opened to boat traffic around 3:10 p.m.

The tail locks on the bridge were temporarily stuck, according to Laurie Sanderson with the Florida Department of Transportation.


The incident happened at 10:35 a.m. and the bridge opened to vehicular traffic only at 12:01 p.m., according to Monica Reiseiss with FDOT.

An inspector was on site is working on the problem with the DOT, Reiseiss said.

The City of St. Augustine is doing other work on the bridge as well, including the complete replacement of a seawall on the west side of the bridge and water main work, Sanderson said.

The ornamental gates on the bridge are also undergoing repair for the next two months. The work started on Sept. 13. The gates were damaged when a motorist collided into them on Aug. 1.