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Wilmington Officials Provide Detours After I-495 Bridge Closure

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WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) – In the wake of the closure of a major bridge along I-495 in Delaware, officials have released some detours for motorists to use.

DelDOT closed the bridge at 6 p.m. Monday because an inspection showed four of the 37 support columns are tilted as much as four percent out of vertical alignment (see previous story).

Wilmington officials say thru traffic should use I-95 to avoid delays; however, several detours have been suggested:

I-495 Southbound at 12th Street:

-West on 12th Street to Spruce Street south; South on Spruce Street to Christiana Avenue south; South on Christiana Avenue to Terminal Avenue west; West on Terminal Avenue to I-495 south ramp.

I-495 Northbound at Terminal Avenue:

-I-495 North to Exit 2 Terminal Avenue; Terminal Avenue West to Route 9 south (New Castle Avenue); South on Route 9 to I-295 south; South I-295 to I-95 north; North I-95 heading north (Pennsylvania)

Trucker Route Information to Terminal Avenue from I-95 South:

-I-95 South to I-295 North (New Castle / DE Memorial Bridge); I-295 North to Route 9 (Wilmington); North Route 9 to Terminal Avenue

Officials say the bridge will remain closed indefinitely.

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