Anyway, according to today's local paper (July 23, 2008), work is to begin soon.
Here's a link to the article:
Bridge repair works to start on Monday - No openings from July 31 to Aug 9
For your information... The Sandy Ground bridge on the French side between the Simpson Bay Lagoon and Marigot Bay is open. Boats leaving the Lagoon have priority, then the boats from Marigot can enter afterwards.
SANDY GROUND BRIDGE, MARIGOT ST. MARTIN
- Monday through Saturday: Opens at 08:15 - 14:30 - 17:30
- Sunday & Holiday openings: 08:15 & 17:30 (NO AFTERNOON OPENING)