Talmadge, Sidney Lanier bridges back open following Hurricane Michael

Talmadge, Sidney Lanier bridges back open following Hurricane Michael

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Georgia Department of Transportation has re-opened the Talmadge and Sidney Lanier bridges to all traffic on Thursday after Tropical Storm Michael swept through the area late Wednesday and early Thursday.

The Talmadge Bridge in Savannah closed to traffic at 9 p.m. Wednesday night.

The Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick was also closed to traffic at 6 p.m. on Wednesday due to the storm. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the Sidney Lanier Bridge is now back open.

“The predicted strength of the wind at the bridge elevation will render vehicles susceptible to incidents,” officials said in a release. “Motorists attempting to navigate vehicles across the bridge in conditions with the high wind levels anticipated from Hurricane Michael may not be able to properly control the vehicles. The bridge is being closed for the safety of the public.”

The department has inspected the bridges after the weather subsided, concluding that they are safe and passable.

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