Houlihan Bridge reopens after mechanical failure

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PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Houlihan Bridge closed down for a few hours on Tuesday.

According to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the bridge was shut down due to a mechanical failure. Port Wentworth Police notified News 3 of the traffic closure around 2:30 p.m.

By 5 p.m., GDOT stated the bridge was “closed and locked in” and open to traffic.

The Houlihan Bridge is a swing bridge, meaning it can pivot for maritime traffic.

It leads from Port Wentworth (Coastal Hwy 17 N/GA HWY 25 N) to Jasper County, South Carolina.

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