DelDOT announces status of bridges over Chesapeake & Delaware Canal (August 27 at 5:45pm)


Dover – The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that the Reedy Point Bridge at Route 9, the St. Georges Bridge, and the Roth Memorial Bridge on SR 1 will be closed to all but emergency vehicles at 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 27th.

DelDOT will keep the Summit Bridge that crosses the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal open as long as possible, but when sustained winds reach 45 MPH, that bridge will be closed as well. Earlier this afternoon, at 4 p.m., the Indian River Inlet Bridge was closed.

Motorists are reminded that Level 2 driving restrictions have been announced by Governor Jack Markell. The restrictions go into effect at 6 p.m. in Sussex County, 8 p.m. in Kent County, and 10 p.m. in New Castle County. Non-emergency travel is restricted during the period.
The bridges over the C&D Canal will reopen sometime on Sunday morning. The Indian River Inlet Bridge will reopen after an inspection can be completed on the pilings, and officials remind motorists that it could take a few days to complete those inspections.