Lane on Gaston Bridge to Close Temporarily Tuesday, January 14, 2014

SHELBY – Weather permitting, one lane of the U.S. 29/74 bridge over the Catawba River in Gaston County will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 15, while crews assess bridge maintenance needs.

The N.C. Department of Transportation will close the right westbound lane of the bridge by 10 a.m. to investigate possible repairs to the bridge’s roadway and joints. Crews located a spot on the bridge last week where the asphalt needed to be repaired. Since then, the spot has been covered with a steel plate to prevent damage to vehicles until the appropriate repairs can be made. 

Wednesday’s investigation will help crews determine exactly what repairs the bridge needs. Those repairs could begin as early as this week.

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