Lewes railroad swing bridge work to continue

February 11, 2022

The project to lift and move the historic Lewes railroad swing bridge is back on track after work was stopped Dec. 1 because the weight of the structure was much more than estimated.

Delaware Department of Transportation contractor R.E. Pierson is doing site work in preparation for a 900-ton crane to be transported Monday, Feb. 14, in sections to the site on the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal along Gills Neck Road, Lewes.

Sections of Gills Neck Road will be closed Feb. 14. DelDOT officials will release a timetable for the crane to lift the bridge onto a truck for transportation to a display area at the end of American Legion Road.

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