What will happen to the old Indian River Inlet Bridge?

    Now that the new Indian River Inlet Bridge is open in Sussex County, Delaware, a NewsWorks reader wants to know what will happen to the old bridge. WHYY’s Mark Eichmann has an answer from DelDOT.


    On Jan. 20, WHYY’s John Mussoni reported that the first cars had crossed the new Indian River Inlet Bridge in Sussex County, Delaware.


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    NewsWorks Reader Willim Siner wrote to ask us if the old bridge would be removed and how.

    WHYY’s Mark Eichmann returned with an answer from DelDOT: The existing bridge will be disassembled using jackhammers and other heavy equipment. The concrete pieces and pier portions will be transported and deposited to a reef site. Structural steel from the bridge will either be transported to the reef site or recycled by the contractor.

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