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Third Generation RN honors mother for First Responder Friday this week. Patricia honors her mom, Margaret, who has been a RN for almost 40 years. Patricia is also a nurse and became one because of her mom.

So what has Patricia learned from her mom that she applies to herself as a RN? She says, “Always having compassion for people. Never judging them just because of how they look.” We are glad that Patricia, a third generation RN honors her mother, Margaret, for First Responder Friday this week.

Congrats to Margaret as she receives a $100 Visa gift card from Crown Buick GMC . She also gets another $100 Visa gift card from Demesmin & Dover Law Firm.

Every Friday we honor a first responder in Tampa Bay. Do you have someone in your life that is a first responder? Someone that you admire, a relative, a friend? Whoever it is that you want to spotlight. We want to hear from you, and you can nominate someone right now by doing so HERE. The nomination process takes about five minutes. Once you nominate someone we will be in touch with you to schedule a call with you.


What Will The Howard Frankland Bridge Look Like When It's Finished?

What will the Howard Frankland Bridge look like when it’s finished? You have driven over the bridge and you see progress happening, but when will it be done and what will it look like. According to the Florida Department of Transportation, construction is expected to finish around the end of 2025. It will cost around $865 million.

The FDOT says about the bridge, “This design-build project is building a new southbound/westbound (from Tampa to St. Petersburg) interstate bridge over Old Tampa Bay between Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.” They added, “The new bridge will consist of eight lanes; four general use lanes, (Tampa to St. Petersburg) and four Express lanes; two lanes from the St. Petersburg side toward Tampa, two lanes from the Tampa side toward St. Petersburg. A bicycle/pedestrian pathway separated from the roadway will is also included.”

Once the new bridge is built and all traffic is moved the existing northbound/eastbound (St. Petersburg to Tampa) bridge will be removed.

What will the Howard Frankland Bridge look like when it’s finished? Well the Florida Department of Transportation has a artist rendition of the what it will look like.

  • Artist rendition of overlook w ITS

    Howard Frankland Bridge

    Photo by: Florida Department of Transportation

  • Artist rendition with traffic

    Howard Frankland Bridge

    Photo by: Florida Department of Transportation

  • Artist rendition of overlook

    Howard Frankland Bridge

    Photo by: Florida Department of Transportation

  • Bridge Construction in December 2022

    Howard Frankland Bridge

    Photo by: Florida Department of Transportation

  • Bridge Construction in December 2022

    Howard Frankland Bridge

    Photo by: Florida Department of Transportation

  • Bridge Construction in December 2022

    Howard Frankland Bridge

    Photo by: Florida Department of Transportation

  • Bridge Construction in November 2022

    Howard Frankland Bridge

    Photo by: Florida Department of Transportation