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George Washington Bridge back to normal after emergency repairs

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Back to normal on the GWB after lane closures Crews work to fix hole on GWB

Things are back to normal on the George Washington Bridge early Tuesday after emergency lane closures made for a frustrating trip into New York City.

Two lanes of the inbound upper deck were shut down Monday afternoon because a deteriorated piece of roadway withered further as it was readied for replacement, leaving a 5-foot hole in an expansion joint. That quickly created a traffic nightmare.

A third lane was closed overnight due to normal bridge repairs.

One lower level lane was also shut down, but it was still the better way to go.

Emergency crews worked overnight to repair the bridge, which was fully reopened around 4:30 a.m.

At its worst, there were 90 minute delays at 6 p.m. Monday compared to 30 minute delays at the Holland and Lincoln tunnels.

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