Routine inspections of the Simpson Avenue Bridge were completed a day earlier than scheduled, according to the state Department of Transportation. The work and closures were originally scheduled to continue through Wednesday. With the inspection completed early, the last day’s closure is no longer necessary. The Simpson Avenue Bridge has reopened to traffic and the nearby Riverside Bridge, which was used as a two-way detour during the work, has been returned to its one-way configuration.
Monday and Tuesday, DOT crews performed inspections on the 1927 structure that focused on the bridge’s piers and supports, beams and rails, and roadway deck and superstructure. Bridge crews repeat this inspection every two years.