St. Johns River Ferry temporarily closed for maintenance in December

By Christopher Yazbec, News editor, News4Jax.com, cyazbec@wjxt.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:57:06 PM EST
Updated On: Nov 27 2013 02:16:05 PM EST

In operation since at least 1948, the St. Johns River Ferry provides motorists a break from the traffic and saves 38 miles of driving using the alternate route to the other side.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

The St. Johns River Ferry will be closed for mandatory inspection and maintenance beginning Sunday and will reopen in three to four weeks.

The inspection and maintenance is periodically required by the United States Coast Guard and requires the ferry to be dry-docked during the maintenance period.

Normal daily service will continue until Saturday. Riders can download the new JaxFerry mobile app to receive an alert in advance of the ferry's return to normal operating hours. Visit the city's website to download the app for Apple and Android devices.

The ferry connects State Road A1A across the St. Johns River from Mayport to Ft. George Island.

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