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June 16, 2014

Foxx: Delaware bridge is a national problem

  • The tilting I-495 bridge was closed June 2 and traffic is affected ‘all the way up the Eastern Seaboard,' the U.S. transportation secretary says.
    Associated Press

    WILMINGTON, Del. — The closure of a major bridge in Delaware due to tilting support columns is not just a state problem, but a national issue, said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who used a visit to the site Friday to push Congress to replenish diminishing federal highway funds.

    The Interstate 495 bridge over the Christina River in Wilmington was closed June 2. Traffic is being shunted onto already-congested I-95 through downtown Wilmington as crews begin a $20 million repair project that officials hope will have the bridge at least partially reopened by Labor Day.

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