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Gwynn’s Island bridge repaired

Virginia Department of Transportation crews repaired the bridge over Milford Haven Friday night and early Saturday morning. The bridge has been back in full operation since.

Crews replaced a damaged rod in the bridge’s movable swing span, said Kelly Hannon, spokesperson for VDOT’s Fredericksburg District that includes Gloucester and Mathews. VDOT officials believe the rod may have been an original piece of the bridge, she said, which was built in 1938.

During the repairs Route 223 (Cricket Hill Road) traffic was reduced to one lane, Hannon said, and brief, intermittent traffic stops were required. Flaggers directed motorists through the work zone, and marine traffic was allowed to pass under the bridge during the work.

The Route 223 bridge links mainland Mathews County and Gwynn’s Island. Hannon said a recent traffic count showed slightly over 2,000 vehicles per day cross that bridge. ...

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