Wednesday, December 5, 2012
More than 50,000 drivers take to the scenic Courtney Campbell Causeway daily. But what do you know about the road’s namesake?
Work on a multi-use trail alongside one of the Tampa Bay area’s most iconic roads is started. In neighboring Clearwater, city leaders passed a resolution in support of naming the multi-use trail being built along the south side of the Courtney Campbell Causeway Scenic Highway the Courtney Campbell Trail recently. More than 50,000 drivers take to the scenic highway daily, and surely the trail linking the bay will be popular as well. But what do you know about the road’s namesake? The Man Campbell, from Chillicothe, MO, served as a second lieutenant in the army during World War I, according to the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. After the Great War he studied law. Following graduation, he started a practice in Tampa in…
Monday, August 27, 2012
The Florida Highway Patrol urged motorists to use caution Monday morning as Tropical Storm Isaac brought rain and wind to the Clearwater area.
Monday, August 27, 2012
The Florida Highway Patrol reported standing water Monday morning in at least one lane of the Courtney Campbell Causeway, on the Clearwater side of the bridge. The obstruction was reported in the westbound left lane sometime before 6 a.m., as the FHP warned motorists to use caution. Rain and winds from Tropical Storm Isaac were pelting Pinellas County and the Tampa Bay area. There was a threat of isolated tornadoes and a possible storm surge of 1 to 3 feet above normal in the coastal areas at high tide, National Weather Service forecasters said Monday morning.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
UPDATE: The Howard Frankland, Courtney Campbell and other area bridges are open. But troopers are keeping traffic off of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
UPDATE: The Sunshine Skyway Bridge will stay closed overnight Tuesday, as wind gusts are clocked at 50 mph, making travel across the four-mile span unsafe. ORIGINAL POST, TUESDAY AFTERNOON: Area bridges, shut down due to flooded roads and high winds, are all open now – except for the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, spanning Manatee and Pinellas counties. The attached photos show bridge conditions today on the Howard Frankland and Courtney Campbell, including crash surf. The Skyway Bridge has stayed closed since 4 p.m. Sunday because of wind gusts that clocked up to 55 mph. Wind speeds today are measuring 47 mph, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Officials say the prolonged closing is unprecedented in the bridge's history. The only other …
Sunday, December 11, 2011
This week's sunset photo was taken while stopped on the Courtney Campbell Causeway during a commute from Tampa to Largo. Perhaps it was this eye-catching view that was causing the hold up.