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Old 12-28-2012, 11:16 PM
 
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Why is the Sanibel bridge $6 DOLLARS? I would just like to know why, or the logic behind it.

And why is Fort Myers and SWFL in general developed in such an awkward way? Estero bay is concealed from development, so they build farther inland?

Why isnt SWFL truly in the Southwest side of the state? Why isn't more of the developed area near the beaches compared to inland?

Thanks

 
Old 12-29-2012, 05:49 AM
 
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Bridge maintenance.
 
Old 12-29-2012, 06:51 AM
 
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It's six bucks to keep the riff raff off the island..
 
Old 12-29-2012, 07:24 AM
 
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Because than can. A few years back they increased the toll due to falling taxes in the area. Bridges are great income for other spending short falls. I am waiting to see when they will up the toll on the bridge to the cape that got all of the up grades. They will use that work as a excuse for the increase.
 
Old 12-29-2012, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral, Florida
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Originally Posted by kc1296426 View Post
Why is the Sanibel bridge $6 DOLLARS? I would just like to know why, or the logic behind it.

And why is Fort Myers and SWFL in general developed in such an awkward way? Estero bay is concealed from development, so they build farther inland?

Why isnt SWFL truly in the Southwest side of the state? Why isn't more of the developed area near the beaches compared to inland?

Thanks
The Causeway, not bridge is 3 miles long, it costs a pretty penny to maintain and cost almost $150,000,000 to build, if you can afford a $6 toll then you shouldn't be going out there in the first place.

Everything on or near the beaches is developed to the max for the most part. The majority of what isn't developed is wildlife refuge and sanctuary, Estero Bay is a preserve for instance. They build further inland because there is nowhere else to go unless you want a houseboat.

Southwest Florida is located in the Southwest part of the state, not exactly sure what maps you have been looking at. Say no to drugs!
 
Old 12-29-2012, 03:16 PM
 
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Billythepokerkid --

Not to nit pick, but....

I think you meant to say if you CANNOT afford a $6 toll then you shouldn't be going out there in the first place.

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Awesome place to go visit - BTW. I agree that you should try and see the place AFTER the season has ended or at least slows down. I have many fond memories of Sanibel and Captiva as child.
 
Old 12-29-2012, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral, Florida
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Billythepokerkid --

Not to nit pick, but....

I think you meant to say if you CANNOT afford a $6 toll then you shouldn't be going out there in the first place.

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Awesome place to go visit - BTW. I agree that you should try and see the place AFTER the season has ended or at least slows down. I have many fond memories of Sanibel and Captiva as child.
Indeed you are correct! Thanks! LOL
 
Old 12-29-2012, 06:47 PM
 
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Why is the Sanibel bridge $6 DOLLARS? I would just like to know why, or the logic behind it.

And why is Fort Myers and SWFL in general developed in such an awkward way? Estero bay is concealed from development, so they build farther inland?

Why isnt SWFL truly in the Southwest side of the state? Why isn't more of the developed area near the beaches compared to inland?

Thanks
It's called a monopoly, they got the only one. and they can charge you what ever they want.
Or you can swim if you don't like it
 
Old 01-02-2013, 02:56 AM
 
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Southwest Florida is located in the Southwest part of the state, not exactly sure what maps you have been looking at. Say no to drugs!
 
Old 01-02-2013, 08:44 PM
 
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It's six bucks to keep the riff raff off the island..
LOL! You are so right! I lived on Sanibel 19 years ago for a couple of years and am surprised it's still only $6. I really don't remember what it was back then, since I had a bridge pass. Heck, someone could ask the same question about Cape Coral. I mean, I'd rather pay $6 to go to Sanibel than $2 to go to Cape Coral!
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