We'll play along: Is Mathews Bridge closed today?

By Ashley Mitchem - Reporter, anchor
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - While the closing of the Mathews Bridge is a serious inconvenience, that hasn't stopped some creative people from having a little fun with the topic.

A new website -- IsTheMathewsBridgeClosedToday.com -- simply says "yes" in some of the biggest, boldest font you have ever seen.

But that's where it gets interesting. In smaller font, the website give a tongue-in-cheek reason for the closure, and every time you visit or refresh the page, the reason changes.

Among some of the responses:

  • It's believed to have been built on an ancient Indian burial ground.
  • Boehner refused to negotiate with the ship
  • Seriously, it is always closed.
  • This is what happens when you don't sign Tim Tebow.

The site -- the work of Jacksonville advertising agency 5ivecanons -- also encourages visitors to submit their own reasons.

No word what the site will say in a month or so when the bridge reopens.

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