Popp’s Ferry bridge, harbors open

The Popp’s Ferry bridge is now able to accommodate marine traffic, and Biloxi’s public harbors and marinas are now open to boaters who agree to sign a waiver upon return.

“We’ve made initial inspections of the harbors and marinas,” said Port Division Manager Larry Sablich, “but for the time being those boaters who want to return can if they sign a waiver noting that there may still be some damage. We know boaters are anxious to get back and we want to try to help them accomplish that.”

Public Works crews were on the Popp’s Ferry bridge this morning inspecting the bridge’s locking system before re-installing crossing bars.

The Port Division and Public Works on Monday had both said they had said re-opening could be as late as noon.