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Drawbridge in Florida Closes Temporarily Due to Electrical Problem

Both drives on the bridge, also commonly known as the Highbridge Road Bridge, were damaged by an electrical surge.

Volusia County, Fla., officials have closed the L.B. Knox Bridge until further notice because of an electrical malfunction. Both drives on the bridge, also commonly known as the Highbridge Road Bridge, were damaged by an electrical surge. The drives are needed to raise the bridge span, according to a report from WESH.com in Orlando.

Volusia County’s Road and Bridge Division expected to receive the necessary parts to repair the L.B. Knox Bridge today. 

The drawbridge is expected to reopen late Thursday or Friday. It remains in the open position to allow for the passage of boats.

The bridge crosses the Halifax River in northeast Volusia County and is part of the northern leg of the Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail. Message boards on both sides of the bridge will display updated information.

The bridge, built in 1955, is one of 54 bridges maintained by Volusia County. About 1,100 vehicles cross the bridge each day.

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