Gilmerton Bridge back working after stuck in open position

Officials put up traffic cones at the Gilmerton Bridge on Jan. 16, 2018, after another malfunction caused the bridge to become stuck in the open position. Credit: WAVY/Gadberry.)

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — The Gilmerton Bridge was stuck in the open position on Tuesday, for the second time in less than a week.

WAVY traffic reporter Jen Lewis reported Tuesday afternoon the bridge was stuck open.

VDOT tweeted that the bridge was closed due to a “mechanical issue.”

Officials later reopened the bridge to traffic.

The bridge closed last Friday for a similar issue, and remained closed through the weekend. Officials said there were extended openings Monday as technicians continued to troubleshoot the problem.

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The Gilmerton Bridge is seen stuck in the open position in Chesapeake on Jan. 16, 2018. (Credit: VDOT 511.)