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Bridge replacement in SB delayed

Replacement of the Mt. Vernon Avenue Bridge in San Bernardino will take a little longer than expected.

The project is expected to be finished in December, three months later than originally anticipated, according to a statement on the city’s website.

The 86-year-old bridge, which connects communities on the west side of San Bernardino, was shut down in December 2020 after being declared unsafe. Disassembly was completed four months later.

Once the bridge – which spans the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Yard – was taken down, Burlington Northern needed to move a building and realign some rail lines within that property to keep operating.

That took longer than expected, causing the delay, according to the statement.

“The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority and the project design-build team are working diligently to reconstruct the Mt. Vernon Bridge and reconnect the southern and northern sections of West San Bernardino as soon as possible,” the statement reads.

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2 comments

  1. The bridge was closed when I needed it to be open I have a family member who died because the bridge was closed and they sent them to the wrong Hospital when when you have a massive heart attack you don’t go to the Community Hospital go to a trauma unit have a good day

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