Cape Gazette

Indian River Inlet bridge closed at least until 3 p.m.

Primehook Beach, Broadkill Beach residents stranded
Mar 07, 2013
Photo by: Ron MacArthur State crews are busy removing sand from the northbound lanes of Route 1 near the Indian River Inlet bridge.

Transportation officials are on the way to assess damage to roadways that provide access to residents of Primehook Beach and Broadkill Beach.

Secretary of Transportation Shailen Bhatt said both Prime Hook Road and Broadkill Road are closed because of flooding.

Residents of those communities are urged to stay put; no one in either community can safely leave their communities by road because of flooding.

Indian River Inlet bridge remains closed, closing Route 1 from Dewey Beach to Bethany. DelDOT officials said they hope to have southbound lanes open by 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. today if water still on the road recedes.

The northbound lanes on Route 1 are not expected to open until late Thursday or possibly Friday.


Prime Hook Road was flooded during the first few hours of the storm. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Raymond Delario | Mar 07, 2013 16:39

Might as well get used to these closings every year, along with the additional millions that will follow for replenishment.

Fun facts:

William V. Roth Bridge - 4,650 feet at 58 million. U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers

Charles W. Cullen Bridge - 2,600 feet at 150 million (let's not forget the original screw up). DelDot



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