The current Matanzas Pass Bridge opened in 1980, and is 65 feet (20 m) tall, making it the second-tallest bridge in Lee County. The tallest bridge in the county is the first bridge of the Sanibel Causeway, which is 70 feet (21 m) tall. The bridge was built this tall to accommodate the area's large shrimping vessels. The current bridge has two traffic lanes, one for northbound traffic and one for southbound traffic. There is also a pedestrian lane, which is separated from the rest of the bridge by a concrete barrier. The bridge's current blue color was added in 2011, making it resemble the Jewfish Creek Bridge in Key Largo.