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Released: 4/1/2019 

Traffic to be briefly halted on Commodore Barry Bridge on April 2 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 at approximately 3:50 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2 to allow the passage of a heavy lift vessel.

The ZHEN HUA 25, a heavy lift vessel which transported two new ship-to-shore cranes to Philadelphia last week, will be traveling south beneath the Commodore Barry Bridge destined for Wilmington, North Carolina.

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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