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Released: 3/26/2019 

Traffic to be briefly halted on Commodore Barry Bridge on March 27 for Vessel Passage

Both lanes of travel to be temporarily stopped to allow passage of heavy lift vessel

The Commodore Barry Bridge will have a temporary traffic stoppage sometime between 1 a.m.-2 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27 to allow the passage of a heavy lift vessel.

The ZHEN HUA 25, a heavy lift vessel transporting two new ship-to-shore cranes bound for Philadelphia, will be traveling beneath the Commodore Barry Bridge.

The temporary halt of both eastbound and westbound travel is expected to last approximately 15 minutes. Once the vessel passes, traffic will reopen.

Traffic delays are expected. Drivers are urged to plan accordingly and to use the Walt Whitman Bridge as an alternative.

The closure is being done as a safety precaution and to eliminate driver distraction.

The distance from the water level to the top of the cranes aboard the ZHEN HUA25 is 188 feet, 3 inches. Due to tides levels, the vessel must travel under the Commodore Barry Bridge during the period of low tide.

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