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Okaloosa Commissioner wants to look at alternatives to Brooks Bridge

OKALOOSA COUNTY   --  After a barge crashed into the Brooks Bridge this week, an Okaloosa County commissioner wants to talk about alternatives.

The accident caused a traffic jam, as the bridge is the only connector between Fort Walton Beach and Destin.

The impact also severed the only water supply to Okaloosa Island.
Commissioner Nathan Boyles is asking for a presentation on Brooks Bridge alternatives on April 2nd.
The subject was last discussed in 2006, when the Emerald Coast Bridge Authority presented three options.
Community objections eventually led the bridge authority to disband.