About the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority
The Mid-Bay Bridge Authority (MBBA) is a dependent special purpose District of Okaloosa County, created in 1986 by the Florida Legislature to finance, build, and oversee a bridge across Choctawhatchee Bay along with roads connecting to it. The Authority has five voting members appointed by the Governor for three year terms and the local District Three Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) who serves as a non-voting member. Day-to-day administration of the MBBA is managed by an Executive Director and staff.
The Mid-Bay Bridge and newly opened Connector are operated and maintained by the FDOT through a Lease-Purchase Agreement and are part of the state highway system.