• Army Corps Closes Outside Lanes of St Georges Bridge

    by  • May 23, 2008 • Maintenance • 0 Comments

    Army Corps to impose temporary lane and weight restrictions on old St. Georges Bridge.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today announced that beginning Tuesday, May 27, both outside lanes across the old St. Georges Bridge (U.S. Route 13) will be closed, limiting traffic to one lane in each direction. Also, traffic will be restricted to vehicles weighing less than 15 tons.

    Lane restrictions will remain in place as an extra safety measure until repairs can be made to the bridge’s substructure and bearings, tentatively by the end of the calendar year. Repairs under the outside lanes will be done first. Once those are complete, the weight restriction will be lifted, the outside lanes will be reopened, and the inside lanes will be closed instead.After all repairs are completed, the bridge will be fully reopened.

    Lets hope that the closed lane will be accessible to bikes. We look forward to any photos of cyclists crossing the bridge using the closed lanes. Send your St. Georges Bike Photos to john@bicyclecoalition.org


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