GDOT releases a statement on the Houlihan Bridge

Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 11:42 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 28, 2022 at 1:53 PM EDT
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PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (WTOC) GDOT releases a statement on the Houlihan Bridge Tuesday:

“Georgia DOT Bridge inspectors continue to monitor the mechanical systems that operate the swing span of the Houlihan Bridge. Currently the issue is the locking mechanism that holds the swing span in alignment with the rest of the bridge travel way. Temporary measures have been installed to keep the swing span aligned and locked in place, but a permanent repair detail is being coordinated.”

UPDATE: The Houlihan Bridge has reopened to vehicular and marine traffic, according to the Department of Transpiration.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Houlihan Bridge will remain closed until further notice, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).

GDOT says due to mechanical malfunction of the historic turn-style steel truss bridge, a detail bridge inspection is underway.

Traffic will be detoured during the road closure for the bridge inspection.

Savannah River marine traffic will also be halted during the inspection and possible repairs.

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