Bridge south of Rio Vista closed to boat traf­fic

Lodi News-Sentinel - - PAGE TWO - — Sacra­mento Bee

A south Sacra­mento County draw­bridge that mal­func­tioned ear­lier this week is closed in­def­i­nitely to boats, but is cur­rently open to mo­tor ve­hi­cles on High­way 160, Cal­trans said Wed­nes­day in a news re­lease.

The 3 Mile Slough Bridge, south of Rio Vista, closed for about 30 min­utes Mon­day morn­ing with the draw­bridge stuck in the up po­si­tion. Cal­trans Dis­trict 3 re­ported on Twit­ter that bridge crews worked suc­cess­fully to bring it back down.

There is no set sched­ule yet, but Cal­trans plans to per­form "emer­gency re­pair to the lift­ing mech­a­nism," and ma­rine ves­sels will not be al­lowed through, with no es­ti­mated time of re­open­ing, ac­cord­ing to Wed­nes­day's re­lease.

The nearby Rio Vista Bridge, which runs on High­way 12 about 4 miles north of 3 Mile Slough, faced sim­i­lar lift­ing mech­a­nism prob­lems start­ing in Au­gust, re­quir­ing mul­ti­ple rounds of emer­gency bridge work and night­time clo­sures.

The Rio Vista Bridge will un­dergo on-and-off re­pairs and in­ter­mit­tent one-lane, night­time clo­sures for the next two or three years while a $37 mil­lion re­pair and preser­va­tion project con­tin­ues, Cal­trans said in an­other news re­lease last month.

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