Ahhh, the Buckman Bridge shutdown – it’s like our own Suez Canal, but in the middle of Jacksonville rush hour traffic.
After damage to the 51-year-old bridge resulted in hours of closures and temporary repairs, locals decided to see the fun side of things.
But jokes about the 3-mile bridge aren’t exactly new.
In fact, there is even a Twitter account, @BuckmanBridge, dedicated to the slowdowns and age of the bridge introduced in 2013. According to the moderator of the account, the number of followers increased by 150 accounts on Thursday in response to the traffic problems. At the time of publication, the account has more than 1,700 followers.
Bridge updates:Southbound Buckman Bridge will reopen after expansion joint repairs
You can follow the Times Union’s coverage of the latest information on Buckman repair logistics. But in the meantime, let’s get to the memes. Here is a round-up of some of our favorites:
Emily Bloch is an education reporter for The Florida Times-Union. Follow her on Twitter or send her an email.