OCEAN CITY — State Highway Administration (SHA) officials announced on Wednesday the long-term fix of the drawbridge’s mechanical system is scheduled to begin next Wednesday, weather permitting.
SHA’s contracted engineers made a temporary repair of the failed mechanical system that caused the span to be stuck in the open position for about five hours last July 26 and planned a major repair job to prevent it from happening again. That project will start next Wednesday.
“SHA temporarily repaired the bridge after last summer’s malfunction of the draw span,” said District Engineer Donnie Drewer this week. “The work beginning now is a permanent fix to avoid another similar occurrence.”