Gilchrist Bridge in Punta Gorda reopened following fatal motorcycle crash

A fatal motorcycle crash Sunday temporarily shut down the southbound lanes of U.S. 41 on the Gilchrist Bridge, according to the Punta Gorda Police Department. The bridge is now back open.

The victim’s name has not yet been released.

The bridge was closed while authorities conducted an investigation, according to police.

The circumstances leading up to the wreck were unclear.