Benjamin Harrison Bridge back open after malfunction

Posted at 7:48 PM, Aug 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-05 20:59:31-04

CHARLES CITY COUNTY, Va. —  Officials said a malfunction with a lift gate closed the Benjamin Harrison Bridge for about an hour Sunday evening.

VDOT officials said all northbound and southbound lanes of Jordan Point Road at Roxbury Road as of 7:30 p.m.

However, officials said all lanes had reopened as of 8:30 p.m.

The 52-year-old vertical-lift bridge, which spans the James River, connects Charles City and Prince George counties.

Drivers were advised to follow the posted detour:

  • Take Jordan Point Road (Route 106/156) south to Route 10 west. Take Interstate 295 north to Route 5 (Exit 22A) back to Jordan Point Road (Route 106/156).
  • Through travelers can use Interstates 295 and 64 or the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry as alternate routes to the Hampton Roads area.

VDOT officials warned drivers to plan for delays.

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