WILKES-BARRE – The city has closed the North Washington Street Bridge between Pennsylvania Avenue and East Chestnut Street until further notice. Department of Public Works employees are in the process of installing signs and barriers to restrict access.
A cursory inspection performed by CECO Associates, the City of Wilkes-Barre’s bridge inspection firm, identified an issue with the superstructure of the bridge. CECO Associates will conduct a more detailed inspection during the bridge closure to determine future repairs.
All vehicular traffic and pedestrian walkways on the North Washington Street Bridge will be affected by this temporary closure.