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FRED-88421

Nov. 20, 2015



TRAFFIC REDUCED TO SINGLE LANE ON ROUTE 223 BRIDGE AT GWYNN'S ISLAND
Vehicle crash damaged two gates on bridge connecting Gwynn’s Island and mainland Mathews County

FREDERICKSBURG – (4 p.m.) Traffic has been reduced to a single lane on Route 223 at the bridge over Milford Haven in Mathews County.

A vehicle crash earlier this afternoon damaged two of the bridge’s traffic gates.

The Route 223 bridge has a moveable swing span, which opens frequently to allow marine traffic to pass. The gates stop traffic while the bridge is in an open position.

Emergency repairs are underway on the bridge’s gates. Traffic is expected to be reduced to a single lane on the bridge for several hours.

An average of 2,215 vehicles a day cross the Route 223 bridge over Milford Haven.

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VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.



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