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Repairs completed to G.I. bridge

Repairs were completed Monday on the Gwynn’s Island Bridge.

Virginia Department of Transportation spokesperson Kelly Hannon said that repairs were needed to the clutch, which prevents the barrier gate from falling and brings it down slowly.

While installing a new barrier gate on the bridge a few weeks ago, Hannon said, crews discovered that the clutch on the gate was broken and needed to be replaced.

The new barrier gate was necessary after it was destroyed in a crash last November. It took time to fabricate the new gate, Hannon said, and then the clutch problem was discovered.

After the barrier gate was destroyed, a warning gate and stop light were still operational to help vehicles cross the bridge safely. ...

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