Mutt Monday

Strong and beautiful Onyx is look for his fur-ever home. Onyx is Mutt Monday dog this week. He is a friendly, happy go lucky boy with a love of squeaky toys and a giant playful streak. Thanks to the Pit Project and his sponsor, Beth Lewis, Onyx’s adoption fee is $75.  You must own your home to adopt this two year old, 75 pound Pit mix.

Onyx is our Mutt Monday dog this week and he is available at Pet Pal Animal Shelter in St. Pete.


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