C&D Canal Bridge to be Closed Between April 19-22

Apr 11, 2013 -- 10:22am

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge will be closed to traffic from 10 p.m. Friday, April 19 until 5 a.m. Monday, April 22.

The closure is necessary to facilitate steel repairs and to accommodate the heavy machinery necessary to paint higher sections of the bridge and to replace several concrete barriers that separate traffic and provide protection at the edge of the outer lanes.

DelDOT says detour signs will be posted.

The Army Corps and its contractor, Marinis Brothers, of New Castle are in the midst of a $12-million repair project that the Army Corps expects to complete by the end of the summer. The project involves sandblasting, steel repair and painting of the bridge, which is more than 50 years old.

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