Veterans Bridge closed tomorrow to check floodgates

LOCK HAVEN — Motorists are reminded that Veterans Bridge will be closed to traffic tomorrow and a detour will be in place.

The span across the Susquehanna River — from Jay Street, Lock Haven, to Route 664 in Woodward Township — is being closed Wednesday so the City of Lock Haven can test the floodgate system. In case of inclement weather, the exercise will be recheduled to Thursday.

A detour will be in place, and people are encouraged to avoid the intersection at Jay and Water streets because of the work taking place in that area.

The Army Corps of Engineers requires the test which involves putting up and taking down the flood wall that would be needed in the event of high water.

City crews will carry out the exercise and there will be heavy equipment in use, as well as the stop-logs that make up the wall, tarps, sand bags, etc.

Contact City Hall at 570-893-5900 with any questions.

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