PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (WSAV) — The Houlihan Bridge has reopened once again Thursday afternoon, police say. For two days in a row, the bridge has shut down and then reopened several times due to a mechanical issue.
The bridge was originally shut down for multiple hours Wednesday afternoon and reopened later in the day. Again on Thursday, the bridge was shut down for several hours and has now reopened.
The Port Wentworth Police Department (PWPD) said the bridge was shut down around 1 p.m. “for an unknown amount of time,” however, the Houlihan Boat Ramp had remained open. Drivers traveling in from South Carolina are asked to use I-95.
On Wednesday, Route 25 was shut down going northbound from Bonny Road. Police are not sure what made the bridge malfunction around 2:45 p.m. and made it undrivable.
Police were redirecting traffic from Georgia into South Carolina State Route 170. No further details were released.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is reported.