BRADENTON, Fla. — The Santa Rosa Bay Bridge Authority in northwest Florida, which has been in default on toll revenue bonds since July 2011, agreed to have a traffic study done.

The bridge authority's board voted to engage a traffic consultant at its Aug. 14 meeting, agreeing that half of the cost will be paid by the Florida Department of Transportation and half of the cost will be funded from revenues held by the trustee, Bank of New York Mellon.

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