Bridge closes for heat-related repairs - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Bridge closes for heat-related repairs


Officials in New Haven said the Grand Avenue Bridge, which spans the Quinnipiac River, closed on Wednesday to begin emergency heat-related repairs.

Recent high temperatures seem to have caused the expansion of the bridge's truss, and have forced the intermittent closure of the bridge.

Officials said construction will be done on the 1-inch deck cutback on the swing span on the Front Street end of the bridge. The repairs will address the swing span issue that has caused the bridge to close.

The bridge is expected to remain closed until Friday at 3 p.m.

The following detours will be in effect when the span closes:

Eastbound Detour:
North on Front Street, to Middletown Avenue, to Quinnipiac Avenue, to East Grand Avenue.
Westbound Detour:
South on Quinnipiac Avenue, to East Ferry Street, to Ferry Street - where existing detour signs lead back to Grand Avenue.

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