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Dredging means daily bridge lifts at Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge

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Due to a dredging project being conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, there will be multiple daily bridge lifts at the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge beginning Jan. 26 and lasting through February.

The lifts, which will take place around-the-clock, require full, periodic closure of the bridge to traffic. It takes approximately 15 minutes to raise and lower the bridge, which has a clearance of 150 feet above water in its raised position.

Federal code requires that a lift bridge must be raised in order to allow for crossing marine traffic. If possible, motorists are advised to use the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge as an alternative.

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