Tacks found along popular bike lane on Pinellas Bayway Bridge

Posted at 5:07 PM, Aug 25, 2016

More than two dozen tacks were found in the bike lane of just a small area of the Pinellas Bayway Bridge on Thursday morning. 

ABC Action News reporter, Nicole Grigg, went to look into reports of the tacks and picked up more than 30 herself. 

The Florida Department of Transportation monitors this particular bridge in Pinellas County. 

FDOT's public information office said they have had no reports of the tacks in the bike lane heading towards St. Pete Beach but they plan to have a crew sweep the area to clean them up. 

The St. Petersburg Police Department tells us they have not had a report of the tacks in the lanes either. 

FDOT said they had the same report in April but along the Courtney Campbell Causeway, as well as another trail in 2014. 

The State Department of Transportation said for the tacks to be in the bike lane, they have to be placed there intentionally. 

People who bike in the area, like Mark Snyder of St. Petersburg, had no idea, "I'd say someone is going along and dropping them."

The thumb tacks are white on the end, and silver -- almost too hard to see at first glance. 

If you find any concerning hazards, you need to contact the appropriate city, county or state jurisdiction.