Southern Boulevard Bridge, less than week after reopening, briefly closes

Published: Sep. 7, 2022 at 4:25 PM EDT
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Less than a week after reopening, the Southern Boulevard Bridge closed again for a few hours Wednesday.

An alert from the town of Palm Beach said the drawbridge was "closed due to a malfunction." It reopened shortly before 4:30 p.m.

The new bridge, which links Palm Beach to West Palm Beach over the Lake Worth Lagoon, opened Sept. 1.

The previous bridge, which was first built in 1950, closed in April 2017 during construction of the new bridge.

Video from WPTV photojournalist Eric Pasquarelli showed the crossing gates lowered and vehicles unable to cross from the West Palm Beach side.

Town officials didn't say what caused the malfunction.

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