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The 96th Street Bridge in Stone Harbor will be closed to trucks and buses for the next several days for emergency repairs, Cape May County announced Wednesday.

Inspectors recently found issues with two beams in the movable span. and immediately recommended the weight limit of the bridge be reduced to 15 tons.

The repairs will close the bridge to all vehicular traffic from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday and overnight twice during the week of June 25, according to the county. All trucks and buses must use Avalon Boulevard or Ocean Drive to access Stone Harbor.

The 96th Street Bridge was originally constructed in 1930 and is one of two movable bridges in the County’s inventory of bridges.

It did undergo structural repairs on the moveable span in 2017 and was closed temporarily in 2016 for a cracked girder.

— Press staff reports

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