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Delaware Memorial Bridge Closes Lanes to Repair Wires

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    Delaware Memorial Bridge Closes Lanes to Repair Wires
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    A look at April's emergency repairs.

    Drivers may want to avoid the Delaware Memorial Bridge Tuesday.

    Two Delaware-bound lanes of the bridge that connects the First State with New Jersey will remain closed until 8 p.m., said the bridge.

    The closure will allow crews to replace wire ropes that connect the bridge deck with the main suspension cable, said the bridge on its Twitter feed.

    Traffic continued to flow over the bridge Tuesday morning but back in April, similar repairs caused traffic troubles so you may want to use Exit 13 along Interstate 295 or Exit 2 of the New Jersey Turnpike to the Commodore Barry Bridge (U.S. Route 322) as an alternate route to avoid delays. Hefty Toll of Lost Revenue During Delaware Memorial Bridge RepairsHefty Toll of Lost Revenue During Delaware Memorial Bridge Repairs

    Emergency repairs cost the Delaware Memorial Bridge more than $204,000 in toll revenues.

    Three of the four lanes on the Delaware-bound span were closed last month and motorists could only use the right lane. Traffic backed up into New Jersey on the first day of the repairs.

    The Delaware River and Bay Authority on Tuesday released figures showing 34,417 fewer vehicles crossed the span that links New Jersey with Delaware and the agency lost $204,544 in toll revenue between April 19 and April 21.

    Many motorists used the Commodore Barry Bridge instead.

    The agency says 35 million vehicles cross the two spans of the Delaware Memorial Bridge each year.

    (Published Wednesday, May 18, 2016)