Published: Mar 11, 2011 12:03 PM EST
Updated: Mar 11, 2011 9:03 AM EST

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.-- The bridge to Fort Myers Beach will be closed Saturday, March 12th for the Shrimp Festival.

The Matanzas Pass Bridge is schedule to close at 9am for the Lions Shrimp Festival Parade.

Event-goers are encouraged to arrive to the beach early by 8am to avoid heavy delays.

The route is approximately 1.25 miles in length, starting at School Street and proceeding
north on Estero Boulevard to the Matanzas Pass Bridge.

The parade begins at 10am.