recent post where I noted that I hadn't even known of this tunnel until my friend posted some pictures on his blog.
I went back last evening to take more photographs for this post and noticed several other people using the passage. I hope in the future for this tunnel to be refurbished and better connected with the surrounding sidewalk. The stairs should be replaced with a ramp and the wall between Tony Jannus park and North side of the tunnel opened. This would be such a great asset for bicyclists.
Hillsborough County is heading the current Platt Street Bridge reconstruction project, even though the City of Tampa owns the bridge. I called the County and asked how long the passage would be open, they told me that the City was the one responsible for the passage. But, if the County needs to close the passage they would put signs up in advance noting the upcoming closure.