Ship Bottom mayor William Huelsenbeck said this morning that the state Department of Transportation will close the eastbound lane of the Route 72 causeway into Long Beach Island at 1 p.m. so the bridge can be inspected.

Huelsenbeck said the amount of heavy equipment using the causeway may have caused further damage to a bridge that the state has already deemed to be structurally deficient.

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