DelDOT: I-495 bridge work 'rapidly moving'
The Delaware Department of Transportation says it is making good progress on repairing an Interstate 495 bridge closed due to tilting support columns.
The bridge over the Christina River in Wilmington has been closed since early June, when officials discovered the leaning columns.
DelDOT officials say in a statement that work to repair the bridge, which carries about 90,000 vehicles a day and is expected to be shut down through at least Labor Day, is "rapidly moving ahead."
Three of 32 steel concrete shafts that need to be installed have been completed, while another three were to have the final concrete poured Wednesday and two more are expected to have the concrete poured today.
Drilling has begun for all 32 of the shafts, DelDOT said.
The closure has diverted traffic that would normally travel over the bridge to Interstate 95 and local roads.