NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – The North Causeway Bridge in New Smyrna Beach is back open, according to police.
A hit-and-run driver damaged the bridge safety arms on the North Causeway Bridge, forcing the span to close while repairs were made. According to police, a sedan ran through both of the bridge’s safety arms, damaging them just after 3:30 p.m. Monday.
Investigators said they have not yet located the car involved in the hit-and-run. Traffic is being rerouted to the south causeway while repairs are being made.
The Florida Department of Transportation said repairs would take one to two hours to complete, according to police.
**Attention Traffic Detour**— NSBPD (@NSBPolice) June 14, 2021
The North Causeway Bridge will be closed until further notice and traffic re-routed to the south causeway until the bridge safety arms can be repaired due to a crash.
A similar incident happened in Daytona Beach in April. An SUV was recorded smashing through both sets of traffic arms and jumping a small gap on the Main Street Bridge as it was rising.
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