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Rt. 50 Bridge in Ocean City to Close Friday Night for Repairs

Posted: Apr 06, 2018 12:04 AM Updated:

OCEAN CITY, Md.- The Maryland State Highway Administration said Thursday that the Harry W. Kelley Memorial Drawbridge will close overnight Friday night for repairs. 

SHA said work will start on the bridge at 10 p.m. and will continue until 8 a.m., when the repairs are expected to be finished. SHA crews noticed a crack in one of the steel beams during routine evaluation.

The department said that while the bridge is still safe to use, the it wants to repair the issue to ensure reliability as the summer season approaches. Closing the bridge is the only way crews can work to make the necessary repairs.

Drivers will be directed to MD 90 while the bridge is closed. Marine traffic will continue as normal. 

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