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Grand St. Bridge closings

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Posted: Thursday, August 1, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:39 am, Thu Aug 8, 2013.

The Grand Street Bridge over Newtown Creek will fully close on Aug. 3 and 10.

The Department of Transportation Division of Bridges announced that the closure is necessary to perform structural and mechanical repairs, including repairs to the deck.

Mechanical work will be performed on the centering pin drive chain and drive motor brakes.

Due to the full closure, vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the adjacent Metropolitan Avenue Bridge.

Message sign boards will be placed on each side of the bridge at least seven days in advance of the work in order to notify the public.

This is the second time the Division of Bridges has shut down the Grand Street Bridge this year. It was also closed for several Saturdays in April for similar work to be done.

The DOT has said in the past that Saturdays are specifically chosen because they are low-volume traffic days.

The two-lane crossover will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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