Isabel Holmes Bridge back open after brief malfunction

Isabel Holmes Bridge back open after brief malfunction
Police say the Isabel Holmes Bridge was malfunctioning Saturday afternoon. Drivers are asked to take another route.

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Isabel Holmes Bridge Tender confirms traffic is moving on the bridge Saturday afternoon after a short malfunction.

A spokesperson for the Wilmington police department announced the bridge was malfunctioning at 2:26 p.m. and urged people to instead use the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge or an alternate route.

According to the bridge tender, the structure got stuck in the upright position and was off limits to traffic for about 20 minutes.

Officials aren’t sure at this time what caused the malfunction.

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