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Delaware bridge could reopen to traffic around Labor Day
Delaware bridge could reopen to traffic around Labor Day

A major highway through Wilmington, Del. — shut because supports for a bridge it traverses are tilting — could have some lanes reopened around Labor Day, state transportation officials said. The stretch of Interstate 495, which connects Philadelphia suburbs to Baltimore, has been closed since June 2 because four pairs of columns supporting a span of bridge over the Christina River were leaning as much as 4% out of alignment. Soil underlying the columns is unstable, the Delaware Transportation Department said. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post said a stretch of Interstate 495 has been closed since Monday. It has been closed since June 2. ...

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