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Glass Window Bridge Closed To Eleuthera Residents Due To High Sea Surges

PUBLIC ADVISORY

Residents of North Eleuthera are being strongly advised, by the National Emergency Management Agency and Family Island officials, to stay away from the Glass Window Bridge due to large and dangerous swells impacting that area over the weekend.

On Sunday, Ivan Ferguson, Family Island Administrator for North Eleuthera said in this vein, the bridge which connects the northern and southern points of Eleuthera by a paved road, closed at 3pm due to the raging sea surge, as high as 40ft.

“The bridge will remain closed until further notice. Residents and curious onlookers are asked to avoid the area all together due to deteriorating conditions,” Mr. Ferguson advised.

Reportedly, a resident of the nearby Spanish Wells community suffered a broken wrist in an attempt to cross. He was taken to the clinic for treatment, Mr. Ferguson said.

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology had issued a Special Weather Statement on March 1, 2018 advising that a low pressure is expected to deepen off the East coast of the United States, and move northeastwards.

“Motorists on the island of Eleuthera should cease using the Glass Window Bridge once these swells arrive. These large swells are expected to reach their peak amplitudes between Sunday, March 4 and Monday, March 5, 2018,” the Met Department had advised.

Comments

John 6 months, 3 weeks ago

New Providence got its share of wind and surge as well. It was even a challenge for cruise ships trying to get in the harbour today.

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John 6 months, 3 weeks ago

This system started in Canada and now extends down beyond Puerto Rico where there was also huge waves on the coast.. And there is another behind this one forcing fishing boats to remain in port. Some for over a week.

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John 6 months, 3 weeks ago

So is the cruise ship till stuck on a reef of the coast of New Providence?

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John 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Didn’t a male tourist go missing as he was washed off the bridge on Sunday. Any up date

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sheeprunner12 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Can Bahamian engineers solve this dilemma????? ........ Bannister says it will take 30-40 million to rebuild that 600 feet bridge .......... Well lawdy, lawdy ....... Just issue a government bond and make it a $5 - $10 toll bridge and it will pay for itself over 25 years.

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