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Additional repairs needed on Gwynn’s Island bridge

A new barrier gate was installed on the Gwynn’s Island bridge last Tuesday. However, while installing this gate, crews discovered a mechanical part was broken and needs to be replaced.

Kelly Hannon, spokesperson for the Virginia Department of Transportation, said that the clutch was broken. The clutch prevents the gate from falling after being raised and brings it down slowly.

“We are currently in the procurement process to have this corrected,” Hannon said. “We cannot activate the barrier gate until the clutch is repaired.”

Brief traffic stops will be required while the clutch is being replaced, Hannon said Wednesday, and that the work should be completed in the next two weeks.

The barrier gate was destroyed in a vehicle crash last November, Hannon said, and a new one had to be fabricated.

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