Due to emergency repairs resulting from an act of vandalism to the control room and north tower, the schedule of closures has changed.
October 9 through October 10, bridge engineers will be conducting operational and mechanical safety testing on the bridge lift span. This work will require multiple full closures of the bridge as the lift span will be raised to full height for tests. These full closures could result in delays up to one hour in duration, multiple times throughout the day and night.
October 12, there will be a prolonged, night time full closure of the bridge the evening from 11:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. for strain gage testing on the lift span. This complete closure during night time hours will help to decrease impacts on daytime travel across the bridge.
October 11-25, the previously planned Auxiliary Truss and Floorbeam repair work will be underway. This work will require intermittent, single lane closures of the bridge for up to two weeks, as work crews build and install the platforms near the south tower, suspended under the bridge. Once the work platforms are installed, limited closures related to this work are anticipated until November, when the crews will need to move the platforms to the north tower. Each of these closures is expected to last up to 30 minutes.
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