Warner's Bayou boat ramp in Bradenton reopens

After a less than a two-month closure, Warner's Bayou boat ramp has reopened to the public.

The boat ramp, located at 5900 Riverview Blvd., closed in mid-March so the shell-and-dirt parking lot surface can be upgraded to concrete.

The $264,003 parking lot resurfacing was funded by the West Coast Inland Navigation District and the county's Boating Imprvement Fund. Warner's Bayou was also closed for six months in 2013 while the boat ramp, floating dock, fixed docks and seawalls were replaced and upgraded.