White House Confirms Obama Visiting Delaware

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    The White House has confirmed President Obama's visit to the I-495 Bridge in Delaware next week.

    The White House confirmed Saturday President Barack Obama's planned visit to Delaware next week.

    Obama will be in Wilmington, Del. Thursday to deliver remarks about the economy, according to a White House Official.

    Additional details about his schedule and the nature of his visit are not yet available, but will be released in the coming days, according to the White House.

    The stop in Wilmington will be the President's first public appearance in the First State since 2009.

    His stop comes as the Delaware Department of Transportation works to repair a damaged portion of I-495 that spans the Christina River..

    An engineering firm working on an unrelated project noticed in late May two 50-foot tall pillings supporting the bridge were tilting.

    Several days later DelDOT closed the bridge for repairs.

    The visit to Wilmington continues Obama's pattern of visiting infrastructure sites to discuss the economy. He visited theTappan Zee Bridge in New York in May and made a stop at a Miami port undergoing repairs in March.

    The President's upcoming appearance in Wilmington was first reported by The News Journal after Obama's advance team was spotted Friday at the Port of Wilmington to make security arrangments.